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.
It analyzes the interventions employed by civil society organizations active in six EU countries to push and/or support the state institutions in developing and implementing measures to prevent and stop segregation of Romani ch
ildren in schools.
The aim of the study is to get a better understanding of the evidence base behind the relationship between good-quality early childhood education and care and early school leaving rates and to support the work of the Europ
ean Commission and Member States, within the Strategic framework Education and Training 2020.
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.
It presents one of the latest innovations for obtaining early childhood data and policy information more readily. The author describes efforts to adapt a rigorous measurement tool created around child development outcomes and
quality learning environments – part of the Measuring Early Learning Quality and Outcomes (MELQO) initiative
– to the Tanzanian context.