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dc.contributor.authorSims, Margareten
dc.contributor.authorWaniganayake, Manjulaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-17T16:26:00Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationGlobal Studies of Childhood, 5(3), p. 333-345en
dc.identifier.issn2043-6106en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17891en
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we propose to critique the way in which a hegemonic understanding of quality in early childhood settings is imposed upon practitioners, families and children through legislated quality assurance processes. The reality of neoliberalism is played out in the establishment and maintenance of the Australian early childhood quality assurance processes as they operate up to 2015, and the definition of approved qualifications for those working in early childhood. In both cases a tightly defined, top-down approach is used to assure quality. This has the effect of limiting flexibility and de-professionalising the work of early childhood professionals. It is our contention that in this neoliberal climate, early childhood practitioners have failed to construct their arguments in ways that could be better understood by outsiders to the profession; instead they are focusing on how best to be compliant. Challenging these hegemonic positions may even be perceived as being 'anti-quality' and not in the best interests of the early childhood sector. We analyse the current context in Australia (which reflects international trends) and explore possible strategies to re-empower the early childhood profession.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSymposium Journalsen
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Studies of Childhooden
dc.titleThe performance of compliance in early childhood: Neoliberalism and nice ladiesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2043610615597154en
dc.subject.keywordsEarly Childhood Education (excl Maori)en
local.contributor.firstnameMargareten
local.contributor.firstnameManjulaen
local.subject.for2008130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)en
local.subject.seo2008940105 Childrens/Youth Services and Childcareen
local.subject.seo2008930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Developmenten
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.schoolEarly Childhooden
local.profile.emailmsims7@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailmanjula.waniganayake@mq.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20150731-151112en
local.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen
local.format.startpage333en
local.format.endpage345en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume5en
local.identifier.issue3en
local.title.subtitleNeoliberalism and nice ladiesen
local.contributor.lastnameSimsen
local.contributor.lastnameWaniganayakeen
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleThe performance of compliance in early childhooden
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorSims, Margareten
local.search.authorWaniganayake, Manjulaen
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local.year.published2015en
local.subject.for2020390302 Early childhood educationen
local.subject.seo2020230104 Children's services and childcareen
local.subject.seo2020230115 Youth servicesen
local.subject.seo2020160205 Policies and developmenten
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