Perspectives of Quality in Early Childhood Settings

  • Elise HunkinEmail author


The introductory chapter explores the author’s context and establishes the scope of the book as providing a response to government assumptions about what constitutes quality in early childhood settings. A post-structural view of policy as value-laden is presented, and linked to the need for early childhood stakeholders locally and globally to engage with the complex policyscape of quality reform. The nature of global policy and policymaking is outlined as well as the Australian early childhood service and policy context to set the scene for the following chapters.


Quality reform Policy Policy-making Early childhood Australia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT BundooraRoyal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyBundooraAustralia

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