Early Childhood and Development Work

Theories, Policies, and Practices

  • Anne-Trine Kjørholt
  • Helen Penn

Part of the Palgrave Studies on Children and Development book series (PSCD)

About this book


This edited volume provides a critical account of the theories and policies that have informed work in the field of early childhood and explores how they have operated in practice. Underpinning the theoretical debates are the familiar tensions between global norms and local contexts; increasing inequality alongside economic progress, and the increasing prominence of business and the private sector in delivering aid programs. The authors offer a profound critique on an increasingly important topic and discuss alternative models of policy and practice.


Early Childhood International Non-Governmental Agencies Inequality Economic Progress Economics Children's Rights Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne-Trine Kjørholt
    • 1
  • Helen Penn
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian Centre for Child Research, Department of Education and Lifelong LearningNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Thomas Coram Research Unit UCL Institute of EducationUniversity CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom

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