ISSA case studies 10
Quality in early childhood settings: universal values and cultural flexibility. Early Childhood Matters Journal, June 2015, Vol 124, Pg. 78-82,

This article discusses how to strike the right balance between universal values and the need to consider cultural contexts and involve local stakeholders when defining how quality can be measured.

ISSA case studies 9
The ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy: Quality Early Childhood Education and Care through democratic processes, Learning for Well- Being Magazine,

A fundamental point in assessing quality in early education settings is the belief in the right of young children to democratically and actively participate in their education and care processes. Early education and care is undertaken with children and their families and not to children.

ARAB RESOURCE COLLECTIVE
Mother Child Education Program Evaluation of the piloting in Palestinian camps in Lebanon

The Mother Child Education Program (MOCEP) draws on three decades of research and was developed for mothers with children between 5 and 6 years of age who have not had access to pre-school education. MOCEP was developed by AÇEV, and transferred to several countries in Europe and also in the Arabic region.

ARAB RESOURCE COLLECTIVE
Arab Network for Early Childhood Development (ANECD) Founding Forum, 15-17 December, 2014

This report1 covers the proceedings of the Founding Forum of the Arab Network for Early Childhood Development (ANECD). The three-day meeting included 24 presentations related to networking and ECD challenges globally and in Arab countries. The participants adopted a Concluding Document with recommendations and a road map for the deployment of the Network.

ARAB RESOURCE COLLECTIVE
Empowerment Approach for Adults Working and Living with Children

ECCD is about recognizing that the child’s education is the interaction with his/her environment, especially people an
d knowledge. Newly internalized information requires new skills and therefore our approach relates also to information, values, beliefs, attitudes, and skills.

ARAB RESOURCE COLLECTIVE
Developing Culturally Relevant Resources for ECCD – Action Oriented Approach

Despite the last years remarkable progresses made, children in the Arabic region still suffer a serious discrimination
regarding the services and opportunities offered to them. Caregivers are in need of supportive resources in
Arabic, and parents encounter serious challenges regarding this issue.

CG GLOBAL REPORT 3:
HELPING CHILDREN HEAL AND THRIVE THROUGH PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT: A MODEL FOR POST-DISASTER RESILIENCE AMONG INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

It examines the importance of building resilience through early childhood education. In 2013, in the aftermath of a natural disaster in the Philippines, a model was created to support resilience-building in devastated communities. The model includes using a curriculum which integrates psychosocial support for children and adults, increasing capacity-buil
ding among teachers and adults working with children, and adapting local traditions for building resilience.

CG GLOBAL REPORT 2:
TWO PARENTING PROGRAMMES THAT ADDRESS INEQUALITY IN THE ARAB REGION

The first parenting programme is aimed at mothers of children ages 5 to 6 living in Palestinian refugee camps and earby disadvantaged communities in Lebanon. The other programme focuses on parents of vulnerable children in a younger age group (from conception to age 5). This programme features a parent-to-parent training course and discussion opportunities that impart early childhood knowledge to poor parents in areas of Lebanon and Egypt with low access to services.

CG GLOBAL REPORT 1:
AN INTENSIVE, SHORT-COURSE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN TURKEY AND LAO PDR

It highlights a short, intensive early childhood education programme whi
ch prepares children for entry into primary school in remote, rural areas.
Children receive pre-literacy and pre-numeracy training and learn the offic
ial language of instruction, which is foreign to many children from
different ethnic and linguistic communities.