Does Equal Access Matter?
Edited by Katja Repo, Maarit Alasuutari, Kirsti Karila and Johanna Lammi-Taskula
Chapter 2: Governable spaces of early childhood education and care: the Canadian case
The chapter will reflect on various arrangements for governing early childhood education and care spaces. In part it will draw on the author’s knowledge of the Canadian case – a country that has accepted the adult worker-parent norm, but whose federal system has permitted the development of a fragmented early childhood education and care system, with pockets of innovation but a lack of overall standards. Quality, accessibility and affordability are thus highly uneven which contributes to (socio-economic and territorial) inequality. The Canadian case will be set in comparative perspective with particular reference to two other Anglo-American countries with liberal social policy regimes (Australia and the United Kingdom) as well as the ‘gold standard’ Scandinavian countries, with particular reference to Norway and Sweden.
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