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Sims, Margaret; Alexander, Elise; Pedey, Karma; Tausere-Tiko, Lavinia – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
We explore the way dominant political discourses are perceived to influence developing professionalisation of early childhood in three contexts. The UK is strongly influenced by the neoliberal agenda which positions managerialism, bureaucracy, accountability and control as necessary to drive quality improvement. Bhutan has been exposed to western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Comparative Education
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Sims, Margaret; Alexander, Elise; Nislin, Mari; Pedey, Karma; Tausere-Tiko, Lavinia; Sajaniemi, Nina – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
We contend that the conventions, practices and philosophies underpinning working with infants and toddlers provide an alternative way of viewing early childhood work, and such a perspective may well help to challenge the 'wicked problem' of neoliberalism. It is in this context that we propose that a deeper understanding of the perspectives of…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Neoliberalism