For this special issue of GER we are seeking conceptual and empirical articles that interrogate the contemporary conditions of early childhood education and illustrate generative approaches to early childhood research, policy, and practice. Topics might include but are not limited to:
- Critical and/or genealogical analysis of the early childhood policy, pedagogical or philosophical shift from neoliberalism bounded by democratic governance to authoritarianism.
- Critical appraisals of undemocratic trends in educational reform policies, highlighting how these policies influence ECE practice.
- Innovative approaches to research, advocacy, and pedagogy that contest authoritarian socio-political trends in ECE.
- International comparisons of policy and practice.