A request to Arlene and Judith for a critique of Aboriginal Head Start evaluations led to this retrospect and prospect on purposes and processes of early childhood care and education. The work has been a multi-log over several years involving indigenous educators and communities, along with others concerned about indigenous developmental goals, authenticity and power in intercultural relationships. We revisit deeply problematic issues in conventional evaluation approaches. We theorize and speculate on alternatives grounded in Aboriginal experiences and values of `good care' in childhood.
Stairs, Arlene Holland and Bernhard, Judith K., "Considerations for Evaluating 'Good Care' in Canadian Aboriginal Early Childhood Settings" (2002). Early Childhood Education Publications and Research. Paper 7.