Equity

Case Studies – Equity

ISSA case studies 11
Investing in Early Childhood Education in Serbia -Costing models for ensuring preschool education for all

(6/6/2016)

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

(6/6/2016)

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.

ISSA case studies 7
Integration and alignment of services including poor and migrant families with young children , Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early years, Dublin

(6/1/2016)

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

ISSA case studies 6
STRATEGIES TO COMBAT SEGREGATION OF ROMANI CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS

(6/1/2016)

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.

iSSA case studies 5
Final report: Study on the effective use of early childhood education and care in preventing early school leaving N° EAC/17/2012

(6/1/2016)

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.

ISSA case studies 4
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 –

(6/1/2016)

This European benchmark which is part of the Education and Training 2020 Strategy calls for greater access for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

ISSA case studies 3
Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe. 2014 Edition. Eurydice and Eurostat Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

(6/1/2016)

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

(6/1/2016)

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.

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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN DELIVERING HIGHQUALITY ECCE SERVICES TO THE MOST VULNERABLE: MODELS FROM THE UK AND KENYA

(5/22/2016)

It describes the role of social enterprise models as innovative and sustainable solutions for reaching the most vulnerable children. The authors present two examples from poor communities in different countries: one in poor London neighbourhoods in the UK, and one in urban slums near Nairobi in Kenya. In both cases, increased access to affordable, high-quality early childhood services for vulnerable parents is supported through a self-sustaining financial model based on social enterprise.

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FINANCING EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION SERVICES IN THE CARIBBEAN

(5/22/2016)

It describes the use of costing studies to improve the planning capacity of national governments in the Caribbean. The authors review a long-termcosting and financing research project and highlight several challenges and innovations in financing which are specific to the region.

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MAKING EARLY CHILDHOOD MEASUREMENT MORE ACCESSIBLE: THE CASE OF MELQO IN TANZANIA

(5/22/2016)

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.

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INEQUITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: ECD IN EMERGENCIES AS AN ENTRY POINT FOR NATIONAL-LEVEL POLICIES

(5/22/2016)

It describes how conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) was the starting point for the development of a national-level early childhood policy, through cooperation between the government and a number of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). A newly created inter-ministerial early childhood committee oversees the implementation of the Community-Led Action for Children (CLAC) model to improve the quality of the health and education sectors.

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ADDRESSING INEQUITY IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD SECTOR THROUGH NATIONAL PLANNING IN JAMAICA

(5/22/2016)

It relates Jamaica’s efforts to improve quality across the health and education sectors by developing a national strategic plan to better support poor parents and their young children. Through the implementation of five strategic objectives, the plan tackles elements of vulnerability and targets the overall provision of services in early childhood centres and in the home.

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HEALTH HOME VISITING TO SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN THE CEE/CIS REGION

(5/22/2016)

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.

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CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING TO IMPROVE ADAPTABILITY AND SCALABILITY IN A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS IN CHILE

(5/22/2016)

It discusses the creation of a national integrated early childhood programme in Chile, which attempted to close the gaps between rich and poor households in terms of developmental delays, social–emotional problems and language delays. Participation in early childhood education increased tremendously as a result, however, concerns were raised about the quality of children’s experiences as well as the quality of the workforce, and the programme had minimal impact on child development outcomes.

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