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Our schools/ Our selves: Spring 2009

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Beyond child’s play: Caring for and educating young children in Canada
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Publication Date: 
26 Apr 2009


How we care for our children says everything about the communities we create and the kind of society in which we live, and how we can collectively make them even better. This issue of Our Schools/Our Selves takes a broad, comprehensive view of child care and early childhood education and examines it though a variety of different lenses to offer readers a number of points of entry into this nuanced and multifaceted topic. It brings together Canada’s leading researchers, writers and activists who have contributed so much to the debates about, and our knowledge of, how we can best care for and educate our youngest and most vulnerable, and how we must support families in this enormously important responsibility.

The following previews are available

Table of Contents Editorial: Erika Shaker

"The Fight for a Publicly-Funded Child Care System in Canada" - Jody Dallaire and Lynell Anderson

"Can Canada Walk and Chew Gum? The state of child care in Canada in 2009" - Martha Friendly

"Old Dollars, New Sense: Recent Evidence and Arguments about Child Care Spending" - Susan Prentice