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ERIC Number: EJ1014374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
After-School Care as Investment in Human Capital--From Policy to Practices
Strandell, Harriet
Children & Society, v27 n4 p270-281 Jul 2013
After-school reform in Finland is analysed as a case of state intervention in childhood and of inscribing political goals in an activity with children. The paper asks what understandings of children and childhood are communicated in and through the reform and its dispersed implementation. Theoretically, the paper is informed by new ways of governing in the late 20th century and by the concept of the social investment state. These are combined with an ethnographic approach which troubles the concept of governance and shows how it becomes enacted through social practices in local institutional settings. The paper explores the discursive "truths" about children's after-school time and how these differ across contrasting institutional contexts, shaping and reshaping ideas around what is good in and for childhood. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Finland (Helsinki)
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