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Social issues, Political science, Social sciences
This presentation begins with a review of the overall funding structure for early childhood education and care in Ireland. It moves on to look in detail at the impact of the changes to the social inclusion funding measures. It concludes with a review of the reaction of various Irish stakeholders to these changes that have resulted in a 'missed opportunities for children'.
O'Donoghue, B., Hayes, N., Bradley, S. (2008) Missed Opportunities for Children?:An exploration of the impact of new funding mechanisms for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Ireland.International Step by Step Association, 9th Annual Conference. 9-12th October 2008. Budapest, Hungary. doi:10.21427/D7203Z
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences