What is the Role of Early Childhood Education and Care in An Equality Agenda?
Gordon Cleveland, will speak at the Inaugural SD Clark Symposium on the Future of Canadian Society on April 10th, 2015 at East Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto. In his lectur he wll discuss early childhood education and care affects children's development, mothers' employment and family incomes. Therefore, early childhood education and care policy has the potential to be a powerful force reducing gender discrimination and child and family inequality. Although, over time, there has been some reduction in the gender wage gap and employment gap, there is little evidence that inequality in child outcomes or family incomes is narrowing. This talk will ask whether early childhood education is fulfilling its promise to promote gender, child and family equality. It will discuss how early childhood care and education can best contribute to an equality-enhancing social agenda.