Policy reports

Early Childhood Education Policy in Aotearoa/New Zealand: The Creation of the 20 Hours Free Programme

Prepared by Brenda K. Bushouse, July 2008

About the author

Brenda Bushouse is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches courses on public policy and nonprofit management, and researches early childhood policy. In 2011 she served as a peer reviewer for the New Zealand Early Childhood Education Taskforce. Brenda is the author of many journal articles in both the US and New Zealand and a 2009 book titled, Universal Preschool: Policy Change, Stability and the Pew Charitable Trusts. During Brenda's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at the Ministry of Education in Wellington, where she had an opportunity to compare the creation of publicly funded preschool in New Zealand with the US experience.

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