ERIC Number: ED341492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-9
Reference Count: N/A
International Meeting of Experts (Category VI) on Developing Integrated Services for Early Childhood Care and Education: Policies, Strategies and Practical Measures (Unesco House, Paris, September 4-8, 1989). Final Report.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The purpose of the international meeting of experts described in this document was to discuss policies, strategies, and measures designed to encourage the development and extension of integrated services for early childhood care and education (ECCE). Participants first reviewed the successes, failures, and lessons learned in providing integrated ECCE services, including the effects of government action and economic factors. Participants then discussed the prospects and tasks in developing integrated ECCE services in member states. The unique challenges facing different societies were examined, several counterproductive forces were identified, and recommendations were offered. Participants next studied the priorities and modes of cooperation at the national, regional, and international levels. Specific areas that would benefit from cooperation were suggested. UNESCO's Intersectoral Project on the Young Child in the Family Environment planned for the years 1990-1995 was reviewed. Finally, participants adopted recommendations on child advocacy, dissemination of information, communication between groups, administrative frameworks for ECCE programs, resource development, training, integrated ECCE programs, program evaluation, research, and encouragement of international cooperation. Appendixes include lists of participants and observers, and the meeting agenda. (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).