ERIC Number: EJ904970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Early Childhood Education and Care as a Community Service or Big Business?
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v7 n1 p80?83 2006
This colloquium discusses recent trends where early childhood education and care has shifted from being a community service to that of big business. Years of neo-liberal reform have created market conditions favourable for large corporations to provide childcare within Australia. This situation raises some issues and concerns, particularly in relation to the amount of profit that is generated for the shareholders from the business of caring and educating young children and the amount of educational control and governance resting in the hands of one corporation.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Privatization, Politics of Education, Corporations, Community Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia