ERIC Number: ED428843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Care and Education as a Structural Approach to Integrating Children and Families at Risk: A Challenge for Policy Makers. Report of the European Policy Conference on Early Childhood Education (Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 23-24, 1998).
Bennett, John, Ed.
Initiated by the government of the Netherlands and UNESCO, the European Policy Conference on Early Childhood Education focused on early childhood policy issues with special reference to the social integration of children and families at risk. The conference was organized around three themes including quality, accessibility and going-to-scale. This report summarizes highlights from the conference proceedings. Following a foreword and executive summary noting six emerging policy issues in early childhood education, the report presents a summary of proceedings, including: (1) conference organization; (2) pre-conference meeting of experts; (3) keynote speeches; (4) workshops; (5) meeting with participants of Averroes Step programs; and (6) panel of selected guests. The next section of the report contains the following three position papers: (1) "Early Childhood Development: Quality in Policy and Practice" (J. Kloprogge); (2) "Access to Early Childhood Development: Strategies for Enhancing Social Integration" (N. van Oudenhoven & R. Wazir); and (3) "Early Childhood Policy: Implications for Large-Scale Implementation" (B. Bekkers). The final section presents in-depth discussion of the six emerging policy issues noted in the executive summary. A concluding statement and a list of participants are appended. (SD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, At Risk Persons, Conference Proceedings, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Integrated Services, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Program Development, Public Policy, Social Integration
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands