Global Perspectives on Human Capital in Early Childhood Education

Reconceptualizing Theory, Policy, and Practice

  • Editors
  • Theodora Lightfoot-Rueda
  • Ruth Lynn Peach

Part of the Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood book series (CCSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Theory and History of Human Capital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Theodora Lightfoot-Rueda, Ruth Lynn Peach
      Pages 3-25
  3. Deconstruction and Critique of Human Capital and Education

  4. Reconceptualizing Education outside of Human Capital Language

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 233-240

About this book


Human capital theory, developing children as future workers, shapes thinking about early childhood education policy around the globe. International contributors problematize this thinking and offer alternatives.


Human capital theory early childhood value-added critical theory postmodern theory international education policy politics of education early learning philosophy of education capital childhood childhood education children early childhood education education education policy Nation philosophy politics social capital

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