High-level Technical Workshop: Improving the Quality of ECE Services in the CEECIS Region
The UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEECIS) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) collaborated to design and conduct a High Level Technical Workshop on Improving Quality in Early Childhood Education in the countries of CEECIS. The meeting was held on the 4-6 June 2012 in Athens, Greece. The workshop was attended by about 100 participants, representing a wide range of stakeholders from more than 20 countries. Participants included representatives of national governments, international organizations, national and international civil society organizations and global experts.
The aim of the workshop was two-fold: 1) to share recent research and thinking on the question of quality in early childhood education services, its relationship to equity in education and learning outcomes, and, 2) to support participating country teams in defining and planning the implementation of respective country specific quality frameworks.
Presentations from the meeting:
The Global Partnership for Education and the Question of Quality
DAY 2The quality of ECE services and the financial dimension
Jan Van Ravens, Child Study Center of Yale University, Yale School of Medecine
The revised UK early years foundation stage (Curriculum 0-5)
DAY 3Teacher quality and training
Mihaela Ionescu, International Step by Step Association (ISSA)
Quality criteria that cultivate equity and respect for diversity in ECE: Evidence from the 'Elele' project in Elefssina
Bottlenecks and barriers to accessing quality ECE: Monitoring results for equity
Draft Quality Framework for ECE Services in the CEECIS Region
DRAFT: A Framework and Toolbox for Monitoring and Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Education Services
Draft Publication, June 2012