Case Studies – Workforce & Professional development
ISSA case studies 13
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 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 –
This European benchmark which is part of the Education and Training 2020 Strategy calls for greater access for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
CG GLOBAL REPORT 5:
CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING TO IMPROVE ADAPTABILITY AND SCALABILITY IN A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS IN CHILE
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.
CG GLOBAL REPORT 4:
ADDRESSING EQUITY AND QUALITY THROUGH INVESTING IN THE ECD WORKFORCE: NAMIBIA’S CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Since 1996, Namibia has been building a national, integrated set of early childhood policies and legal frameworks, with a strong emphasis on building equity across poverty lines. As in many countries, however, increases in access have not accompanied by improvements in the quality of services. In particular, the workforce is starkly different in terms of qualifications and remuneration between the younger (birth to 4 years) and older (5 to 9 years) age groups.