Case Studies – Central and Eastern Europe
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Improving the lives of children and young people: case studies from Europe, Volume 2. Childhood,
The case studies describe how countries have used local, national and international evidence, partnerships and know-how to support children and young people.
ISSA case studies 11
Investing in Early Childhood Education in Serbia -Costing models for ensuring preschool education for all
The aim of this report is to investigate the financial feasibility and different costing scenarios in order to provide universal access to preschool education of children in Serbia in the age group between 3 and 5.5 years.
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.
The report raises critical issues to be addressed through dialogue, advocacy and joint actions among partners from different sectors and organizations in CEE/CIS countries.
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Integration and alignment of services including poor and migrant families with young children , Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early years, Dublin
Explore effective strategies being used to ensure that the needs of children from disadvantaged backgrounds are being met as several nations move toward integration of their early care and early education systems
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.
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Final report: Study on the effective use of early childhood education and care in preventing early school leaving N° EAC/17/2012
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.
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Report of the Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care: Proposal for key principles of a Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care –
This European benchmark which is part of the Education and Training 2020 Strategy calls for greater access for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe. 2014 Edition. Eurydice and Eurostat Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
It analyses issues which are important for the development of quality services identified through European policy co-operation, such as access, governance, quality assurance, affordability, professionalisation of staff, lead ership, parental involvement and measures to support disadvantaged children.
ISSA case studies 1
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) for children from disadvantaged backgrounds: Findings from a European literature review and two case studies
The first case study is on the government initiatives for young children in the UK (1998 - 2010), and the second from ISSA and OSF is focusing on teacher education and pedagogy.
CG GLOBAL REPORT 6:
HEALTH HOME VISITING TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN THE CEE/CIS REGION
It describes a systems-based approach in the health sector to promote the development of young children, their caregivers and pregnant women, especially from the most vulnerable groups. The programme focuses on improving and enhancing home-visiting services, such that the home visitor is no longer simply monitoring the family’ 's health status but also building confidence, competence and resilience in child-rearing.