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Rachel Langford

Director, Associate Director
School of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University
Early childhood education / studies
I conduct research in the following areas: child care advocacy as a social movement; ECEC sector professionalization, child care policy development and politics, conceptualizations of care in child care provision
Langford, R. (2010). Critiquing child-centred pedagogy to bring children and early childhood educators into the centre of a democratic pedagogy. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, Vol. 11(1), 113-127.

Langford, R. (2012). An early childhood professional’s authority: How can it be used for influencing and instigating action for social goods? In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & L. Prochner (Eds.) Re-situating Canadian early childhood education (pp. 73-89), New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
Halfon, S & Langford, R. (2015). Developing and supporting a high quality child care workforce in Canada: What are the barriers to change? In Moving beyond baby steps: Building a child care plan for today’s families, Our Selves, Our Schools, Centre for Policy Alternatives, 24(4), 131-145.

Richardson, B., Langford, R., Friendly, M. & Rauhala (2013). From choice to change: An analysis of the ‘choice’ discourse in Canada’s 2006 federal election, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood,14(3), 155-167.
Langford, R. (2012). Innovations in provincial early learning curriculum frameworks. In N. Howe & L. Prochner (Eds.), Recent Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada (pp. 206-228). Toronto: University of Toronto Press

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