ERIC Number: ED480377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
UNESCO Policy Briefs on Early Childhood, 2002.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Early Childhood and Family Education Unit.
This document consists of eight double-sided briefs addressing aspects of the field of early childhood education. Titles of the briefs are as follows: (1) "Early Childhood Care? Development? Education?," outlining the distinctions between these terms; (2) "Planning for Access: Develop a Data System First," highlighting Brazil's census to collect baseline data on child care centers and preschools as a first step to broadening early childhood education beyond pre-primary; (3) "Integrating Early Childhood into Education: The Case of Sweden," on that country's transition to a preschool system serving 1-5 year olds with a national curriculum, and expansion of entitlement to preschool education; (4) "Women, Work, and Early Childhood: The Nexus in Developed and Developing Countries (I) [and] (II)," on the relationship between women and the labor force in developed nations and developing nations and government policy for supporting young children and their working parents; (5) "Home-Based Early Childhood Services: The Case of New Zealand," summarizing key details and implications of participation and administration of New Zealand's home-based services; (6) "Papua New Guinea's Vernacular Language Preschool Programme," on that nation's reform of the country's English-only educational system and subsequent bilingual education policy; and (8) "Social Transformations and Their Implications for the Global Demand for ECCE," on trends likely to dramatically affect demand for early childhood care and education. (HTH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Child Care, Data Collection, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Employed Parents, Government Role, Mothers, Social Change, Trend Analysis
UNESCO, Early Childhood & Family Education Section, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France. Tel: 33-1-45-68-08-15; Fax: 33-1-45-68-56-26; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.unesco.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Early Childhood and Family Education Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Papua New Guinea; Sweden