Mathias Urban, PhD, is Professor of Early Childhood, and Director of the Early Childhood Re-search Centre (ECRC) at the University of Roehampton, London, UK, and Chair of the inter-national DECET network(Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training). He works and publishes on questions of diversity and equality, social justice, participatory evaluation, and professionalism in working with young children, families, and communities in diverse socio-cultural contexts.
Written by Mathias Urban
Not for Sale? Early childhood education as public good and public responsibility
This explorative study reveals a global trend towards increasing privatisation in Early Childhood Education (ECE), threatening to overshadow public ECE. Based on a qualitative inquiry targeting ECE practitioners and union representatives in 14 countries, it gathers practice-based evidence of the impact of privatisation in ECE on a variety of aspects...