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ERIC Number: ED503213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
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Improving Early Childhood Education in Central and Eastern Europe Step by Step. Research Brief
Li, Jennifer
RAND Corporation
The Step by Step Program was designed to introduce child-centered teaching strategies and parent and community involvement in early childhood education systems in countries of the former Soviet bloc, where rapid social, economic, and political transformations were taking place. This study assessed the program's capacity, reach, and sustainability. RAND found that the program had achieved a wide reach and was positioned well for sustainability; however, the capacity to carry out the program varied substantially among participating countries. The researchers recommend several actions to strengthen the program in the future. [This research brief describes work done for RAND Education and documented in The Step by Step Early Childhood Education Program: Assessment of Reach and Sustainability, by Cathleen Stasz, Cathy Krop, Afshin Rastegar, and Mirka Vuollo.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: RAND Education
Identifiers - Location: Europe