The rise of government in Early Childhood Education and Care following the Child Care Act 1972 : the lasting legacy of the 1990s in setting the reform agenda for ECEC in Australia
Irvine, Susan Lee & Farrell, Ann (2013) The rise of government in Early Childhood Education and Care following the Child Care Act 1972 : the lasting legacy of the 1990s in setting the reform agenda for ECEC in Australia. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 38(4).
Less than twenty years on from the proclamation of the Child Care Act 1972, and introduction of funding for not-for-profit child care centres, a series of market-driven public policies paved the way for the emergence of Australia’s current ECEC quasi-market. Seeking to respond to increasing demand for work-related child care in the 1990s, and to manage associated costs, a succession of Australian Governments turned to market theory and New Public Management (NPM) principles to inform ECEC policy. Reflecting on an era of high policy activity within ECEC, this paper examines a series of policy events and texts that set the course for the reform agenda that was to ensue in ECEC.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||This article can be accessed at: http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/australian_journal_of_early_childhood/ajec_index_abstracts/the-rise-of-government-in-early-childhood-education-and-care-following-the-child-care-act-1972-the-lasting-legacy-of-the-1990s-in-setting-the-reform-agenda-for-ecec-in-australia.html|
|Keywords:||Early Childhood Education and Care, Policy, Australia, Quasi-market|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Early Childhood Australia Inc.|
|Deposited On:||01 Sep 2013 22:36|
|Last Modified:||09 May 2014 22:28|
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