ERIC Number: ED473508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Framework for Action on Values Education in Early Childhood.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Early Childhood and Family Education Unit.
In November, 2000, several international early childhood organizations and UNESCO met to develop a joint framework for action to reinforce awareness of the need for a flexible, creative, communicative, and supportive learning environment; the impact of a value-based child-friendly learning environment; the importance of surrounding children with human core-values from an early age; and the ways of implementing values-based early childhood education approaches. This report, in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic versions, presents the resulting plan for action. Section 1 of the report discusses the reasons for developing a framework for action on values education in early childhood, focusing on the basic needs of young children and the importance of investing in early childhood programs. Section 2 presents program guidelines comprising the foundation for the action plan, including goals and objectives, guiding principles, and key elements of the framework. Section 3 details five levels of action to facilitate the implementation of the framework for action: personal, family, school, community, and state. Section 4 focuses on seven program areas for the plans implementation: (1) undertaking advocacy/dialogue/awareness raising activities; (2) developing and offering training; (3) enhancing prevention and protection; (4) creating supports and advocacy through media and communications; (5) mobilizing and involving business/private sector; (6) building on networks, partnerships, and affinity groups; and (7) assessing effectiveness and monitoring progress. Section 5 identifies the next steps toward implementing child-friendly learning environments. Appended is a list of sample quality-based values learning indicators. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Early Childhood and Family Education Unit.