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Early childhood education and care - A case study on educational opportunities and inequalities in Brazil

Johansson, Fanny LU (2017) UTVK03 20161
Sociology
Abstract
Early childhood education and care has been stated a key priority area for governmental investment of the education sector in Brazil since the early 2000s and was reaffirmed as the number one target of the 2014 national education plan. Nonetheless, services remain inadequate in regards to both coverage and quality. A vast amount of existing research indicates that early childhood education and care is critical in predetermining children’s development and future life chances, and when this is unequally distributed it may spur processes of intergenerational transmission of poverty. By applying an intersectional approach taking colour/race, class and gender into account, this case study investigates the link between insufficient provision of... (More)
Early childhood education and care has been stated a key priority area for governmental investment of the education sector in Brazil since the early 2000s and was reaffirmed as the number one target of the 2014 national education plan. Nonetheless, services remain inadequate in regards to both coverage and quality. A vast amount of existing research indicates that early childhood education and care is critical in predetermining children’s development and future life chances, and when this is unequally distributed it may spur processes of intergenerational transmission of poverty. By applying an intersectional approach taking colour/race, class and gender into account, this case study investigates the link between insufficient provision of early childhood education and care and inequality in the case of Brazil. The results suggest that the main disadvantage in access to formal quality services is felt by households from social groups that are already facing disadvantages as regards level of educational completion and household income, and further, that such disadvantage relates to processes of stratification and polarisation. (Less)
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Johansson, Fanny LU
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UTVK03 20161
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Early childhood education and care, equality of opportunity, intersectionality, Brazil
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English
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8898558
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2017-04-10 10:57:07
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  abstract     = {Early childhood education and care has been stated a key priority area for governmental investment of the education sector in Brazil since the early 2000s and was reaffirmed as the number one target of the 2014 national education plan. Nonetheless, services remain inadequate in regards to both coverage and quality. A vast amount of existing research indicates that early childhood education and care is critical in predetermining children’s development and future life chances, and when this is unequally distributed it may spur processes of intergenerational transmission of poverty. By applying an intersectional approach taking colour/race, class and gender into account, this case study investigates the link between insufficient provision of early childhood education and care and inequality in the case of Brazil. The results suggest that the main disadvantage in access to formal quality services is felt by households from social groups that are already facing disadvantages as regards level of educational completion and household income, and further, that such disadvantage relates to processes of stratification and polarisation.},
  author       = {Johansson, Fanny},
  keyword      = {Early childhood education and care,equality of opportunity,intersectionality,Brazil},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Early childhood education and care - A case study on educational opportunities and inequalities in Brazil},
  year         = {2017},
}