Special Issue on Constructions of ‘Quality Provision’ in Early Childhood Education and Care

Submission Deadline: Sep. 10, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Karen Boardman
      Department of Early Years Education, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK
  • Guest Editor
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    • Julie Sealy
      Department of Early Years Education, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK
    • Jo Albin-Clark
      Department of Early Years Education, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK
    • Charmaine Bonello
      Department of the Curriculum Lifelong Learning and Employability, Ministry for Education and Employment, Floriana, Malta
    • Jools Page
      School of Education, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
    • Alicia Blanco-Bayo
      Department of Early Years Education, Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK
    • Rachael Levy
      Department of Learning and Education, UCL Institute of Education, London, UK
  • Introduction

    Quality provision is a phenomenon that is both confused and confusing for the ECEC workforce internationally. Curriculum policy, workforce reform, ‘governance’, compliance and perceptions of neoliberal ‘top-down’ accountability is shaping provision and pedagogy for very young children, often against the flow of the professional workforce and their autonomy.
    This special issue will draw on a variety of contemporary research projects which demonstrate how the policy discourse of assessment, accountability and ‘professionalism’ influences pedagogy and consequently impacts on the quality of provision for very young children.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Quality Constructs
    2. Assessment
    3. Accountability
    4. School Readiness
    5. Documentation
    6. Agency

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijeedu.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.