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ERIC Number: EJ1123613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Response to the Colloquium "The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development's International Early Learning Study: Opening for Debate and Contestation", by Peter Moss, Gunilla Dahlberg, Susan Grieshaber, Susanna Mantovani, Helen May, Alan Pence, Sylvie Rayna, Beth Blue Swadener and Michel Vandenbroeck, "Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood" 17(3)
Mackey, Glynne; Hill, Diti; De Vocht, Lia
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v17 n4 p447-449 Dec 2016
In this article, the authors opine that the introduction of an international assessment of children's early learning, such as proposed by the OECD with its planned International Early Learning Study, will shift the emphasis away from pedagogies which focus on that which is meaningful and relevant in children's lives and their learning, to an emphasis on achieving assessment results that fit a universal framework. They also contend that another cause for concern is the likely competition between public, private, and corporate provision, as centres would use results from assessment outcomes to market their business and pressure parents and families. The authors conclude that if states are serious about raising the quality of early childhood education, it would be better to invest time and funds in the provision of early childhood education that is informed, sustainable, locally responsive, and culturally sensitive, rather than in the development of a universal assessment item. In this way, the right to education without discrimination and with dignity is most likely to be met. [For "The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's International Early Learning Study: Opening for Debate and Contestation," see EJ1110064.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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