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Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education & Care Postmodern Perspectives by Gunilla Dahlberg, Peter Moss & Alan Pence
Reviewed by Sarah-Eve Farquhar
This review was first published in the NZJES journal, 34(2), 1999, pp. 368 – 369.
Beyond Quality challenges the discourse of early childhood education and over two decades of a substantial amount of research on the measurement of programme quality. The authors’ interests in early childhood education differ and they live in different countries –
The arguments presented from philosophical and pedagogical perspectives are seductive, and the book could well provide a turning point in the thinking of many researchers, academics and policy-makers on what quality means in early childhood education and how quality can be achieved (if it can ever be fully realised in practice).
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