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Author Hagemann, Karen, editor.

Title Children, Families, and States : Time Policies of Childcare Preschool, and Primary Education in Europe.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (458 pages)
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Series Contemporary European History, vol. 8
Contemporary European History, vol. 8.
Contents CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND STATES; Contents; Tables, Figures, and Illustrations; Preface; Part I -- Introduction: Time Policy--A New Approach for the Comparative Analysis of Childcare and Education; Chapter 1 -- Children, Families, and States: Time Policies of Childcare and Schooling in a Comparative Historical Perspective; Chapter 2 -- The Politics of Time: Comparing and Explaining Current Work-Family Policies--Theoretical and Methodological Reflections; Part II -- Background and Context: Family Policies in Comparison.
Chapter 3 -- Family Law and Gender Equality: Comparing Family Policies in Postwar Western EuropeChapter 4 -- From Equality to Difference? Comparing Gendered Family Policies in Post-1945 Eastern Europe; Chapter 5 -- Family Policies and Birth Rates: Childbearing, Female Work, and the Time Policy of Early Childhood Education in Postwar Europe; Part III -- Case Studies: Time Policies of Childcare, Preschool, and Primary Education in Europe; Section A -- All-Day Childcare and Education Systems in Western Europe.
Chapter 6 -- The Best Interests of the Child: Early Childhood Education in Norway and Sweden since 1945Chapter 7 -- The Scandinavian Model: The Time Policy of Primary School Education in Twentieth-Century Sweden; Chapter 8 -- Continuities and Changes--Tensions and Ambiguities: Childcare and Preschool Policies in France; Chapter 9 -- Contrasting Policies of All-Day Education: Preschools and Primary Schools in France and Italy since 1945; Chapter 10 -- (Pre)School Is Not Childcare: Preschool and Primary School Education Policies in Spain since the 1930s.
Chapter 11 -- From Weak Social Democracy to Hybridized Neoliberalism: Early Childhood Education in Britain since 1945Chapter 12 -- Gender, Class, and Schooling: Education Policy, School Time, and the Labor Market in Post-1945 Britain; Section B -- Part-Time Pre- and Primary School Systems with Additional Childcare in West-Central Europe; Chapter 13 -- A West German "Sonderweg"? Family, Work, and the Half-Day Time Policy of Childcare and Schooling; Chapter 14 -- From Part-Time to All Day? Time Policies in the Swiss Childcare, Preschool, and Primary School System since 1945.
Section C -- All-Day Childcare and Part-Time Pre- and Primary School Systems in Eastern EuropeChapter 15 -- Beyond Ideology: The Time Policy of Russian School Education since 1945; Chapter 16 -- Economy and Politics: The Time Policy of the East German Childcare and Primary School System; Chapter 17 -- Tradition Matters: Childcare, Preschool, and Primary Education in Modern Hungary; Chapter 18 -- Female Employment, Population Policy, and Childcare: Early Childhood Education in Post-1945 Czech Society; Selected Bibliography; Notes on Contributors; Untitled.
Summary Due to the demand for flexible working hours and employees who are available around the clock, the time patterns of childcare and schooling have increasingly become a political issue. Comparing the development of different "time policies" of half-day and all-day provisions in a variety of Eastern and Western European countries since the end of World War II, this innovative volume brings together internationally known experts from the fields of comparative education, history, and the social and political sciences, and makes a significant contribution to this new interdisciplinary field of compa.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Child care -- Government policy -- Europe.
Early childhood education -- Government policy -- Europe.
Family policy -- Europe.
Child welfare -- Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Jarausch, Konrad Hugo, editor.
Allemann-Ghionda, Cristina, 1949- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Hagemann, Karen. Children, Families, and States : Time Policies of Childcare Preschool, and Primary Education in Europe. New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., ©2011 9780857450968
ISBN 9780857450975