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Investment in Early Childhood Education in a Globalized World

Policies, Practices, and Parental Philosophies in China, India, and the United States

Authors: Tan, Guangyu, Gupta, Amita, Wilgus, Gay

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  • Compares early childhood educational policies and procedures in China, India, and the United States
  • Features insight gathered from original interview and survey data on parents' perceptions of various factors' influence on education, including globalization
  • Makes recommendations for the reallocation of resources to better ensure high quality early education, while emphasizing the importance of child-friendly classroom environments and prioritizing play within them
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This book is a comparative study of how early childhood educational policies and initiatives in three countries—China, India, and the United States—have been utilized as both direct and indirect strategies for responding to fierce global economic competition. Human capital theory and cultural ecology theory serve as the conceptual framework for discussing how this has played out in each of the three countries. In addition, this book presents a discussion and analysis of how the beliefs, parents’ perspectives, and practices with regard to child-rearing and the education of young children have both changed and remained the same in response to forces of globalization.

About the authors

Guangyu Tan is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the State University of New York at Fredonia, USA. Her research interests are comparative studies in P-16 education. 

Amita Gupta is Professor of Early Childhood Education and former Department Chair in the School of Education at the City College of New York, CUNY, USA. She has been in the field of early childhood education for more than thirty years with extensive cross-cultural experience.

Gay Wilgus is Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Early Childhood Education at the City College of New York, CUNY, USA. Her recent research is focused on motherhood studies and carework.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Globalization, Human Capital Development, and Cultural Ecology

    Pages 3-23

    Wilgus, Gay (et al.)

  • Childhood Development and Education in China: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Improving Future Competitiveness

    Pages 27-67

    Tan, Guangyu

  • Early Childhood Education in India: Promises, Policies, and Pitfalls

    Pages 69-106

    Gupta, Amita

  • From A Nation at Risk to No Child Left Behind to Race to the Top: The US Response to Global Competition

    Pages 107-158

    Wilgus, Gay

  • One Child, Only Hope? No More: The Evolution of China’s Population Control Policy and Its Impact on Parenting and Childcare

    Pages 161-213

    Tan, Guangyu

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investment in Early Childhood Education in a Globalized World
Book Subtitle
Policies, Practices, and Parental Philosophies in China, India, and the United States
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60041-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60041-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60040-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 337
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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