A National System of Childcare Accreditation: Quality Assurance or a Technique of Normalization?

Grieshaber, Susan J. (2002) A National System of Childcare Accreditation: Quality Assurance or a Technique of Normalization? In Cannella, Gaile S. & Kincheloe, Joe L. (Eds.) Kidworld : childhood studies, global perspectives, and education. Peter Lang, New York, pp. 161-180.

Abstract

Arguing that dominant discourses have designated those who are younger as requiring protection and control, Cannella (education, Texas A&M U.) and Kincheloe (education, CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College) argue that there is a need for a postmodern childhood studies that challenges regimes of truth, recognizing that children have not generally had a voice in their own creation. They present 11 contributions that move toward such a project of disrupting adult/child dualisms. Chapters discuss the discourses of welfare "reform" in the United States, the construction of childhood by corporate agendas promoting consumption, Korean views of young children, the construction of the Euro-American concept of "voice" as it affects preschoolers in India, and colonialist biases inherent in modernist constructions of education.

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ID Code: 9582
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: childcare accreditation, quality assurance, normalization
ISBN: 9780820449890
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Peter Lang
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:35

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