Quality Futures? The Case for Re-democratising Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Elise HunkinEmail author


The conclusion chapter draws the book to a close by uniting the common threads of discussion into a single urgent line of questioning: what and who are early childhood education and care settings for, and who decides? Dominant historical and contemporary constructions of early childhood services are critiqued, and tensions are identified in regard to the inadequacy of neoliberal constructions of early childhood services in our uncertain times. Divergent futures for quality in early childhood settings are imagined as a means by which to identify pathways forward through every day examples of activism and change.


Early childhood policy futures Early childhood services History and philosophy of early childhood 


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  1. 1.RMIT BundooraRoyal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyBundooraAustralia

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