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Smith, Fiona; Martinho-Truswell, Emma; Rice, Oliver; Weereratne, Jessica – Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2017
As more children are growing up in cities than ever before, cities are investigating new ways to become more child-friendly, and to measure their progress towards this goal. Data dashboards are one tool that can help a city set policy priorities, monitor progress, encourage collaboration, inform decisions, increase accountability, and strengthen…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Information Management, Children, Public Policy
Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2016
"The demographics of families in poverty around the globe may be diverse, but parents' dreams for their children are similar everywhere: good health, a good education, economic stability, and a better future." This new report from the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Ascend at The Aspen Institute develops a "two generation"…
Descriptors: Poverty, Family Programs, Child Development, Partnerships in Education
Kosher, Hanita, Ed. – Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2015
This document, based on the statistical yearbook, "Children in Israel 2014," presents data on the population of young children in Israel. The document presents a current picture of the well-being of young children in Israel intended to assist policy-makers and practitioners to understand the situation of this group of children and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Well Being, Age Differences
Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2015
The International Consultation, convened in Leiden (the Netherlands) in September 2014, brought together early childhood experts and stakeholders--supported by the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
Streuli, Natalia; Vennam, Uma; Woodhead, Martin – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2011
This working paper is part of the Studies in Early Transitions series emerging from "Young Lives", a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. It explores recent trends for children growing up in Andhra Pradesh, one of India's most populous states, based on Young Lives survey data collected for…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Private Sector, Poverty, Preschool Education
Lester, Stuart; Russell, Wendy – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2010
In this working paper, Wendy Russell and Stuart Lester of the UK's University of Gloucestershire discuss why play is fundamental to the health and well-being of children. They argue that both state signatories to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 31 of which enshrines the right to play) and adults generally should…
Descriptors: Play, Childrens Rights, Early Childhood Education, Well Being
Ames, Patricia; Rojas, Vanessa; Portugal, Tamia – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2010
This working paper is part of a series on early transitions from "Young Lives," a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. It explores the diverse experiences of 28 children from four contrasting communities in Peru as they start school. These detailed case studies highlight common problems:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Punishment
Moss, Peter – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2009
In this paper Peter Moss, a Professor of Early Childhood Provision at the University of London, challenges the hegemony of the market model in early childhood education and care. He shows how the market model embodies the values of neoliberalism and, drawing on the work of the Brazilian social theorist Roberto Unger, discusses "democratic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Political Attitudes, Models
Connolly, Paul – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2009
This working paper focuses on some of the issues and challenges faced in developing early childhood programmes to promote racial and ethnic diversity in societies characterised by deep divisions and/or conflict. The central argument of the paper is that the development, delivery and evaluation of such programmes need to be informed by three core…
Descriptors: Program Development, Early Childhood Education, Conflict, Childrens Rights
George, Shanti – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2009
This paper explores the conceptual underpinnings of the routine disrespect shown to young children in everyday life in cultures around the world. General Comment 7 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child urges that the youngest children should be respected as persons in their own right, within an environment of reliable and affectionate…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
Woodhead, Martin; Ames, Patricia; Vennam, Uma; Abebe, Workneh; Streuli, Natalia – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2009
Part of the "Studies in Early Transitions" series, this Working Paper draws on interviews and observations carried out as part of "Young Lives", a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam based at the University of Oxford's Department of International Development. This paper focuses…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
Beller, Simone – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2008
The ways in which children learn a language--be it their mother tongue or their second language--can have a strong influence on their success in school. Researchers in linguistics and early child development have tried to determine the factors that can help and hinder language acquisition in young children, with some conflicting results. In this…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children, Migrant Children
van Ravens, Jan; Aggio, Carlos – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2008
While the critical importance of early childhood care and education (ECCE) is undisputed, few developing countries are presently pursuing strong national policies to expand it. Thus, Goal One of the Education for All (EFA) agenda--"Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Vogler, Pia; Crivello, Gina; Woodhead, Martin – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2008
Children face many important changes in the first eight years of life, including different learning centres, social groups, roles and expectations. Their ability to adapt to such a dynamic and evolving environment directly affects their sense of identity and status within their community over the short and long term. In particular, the key turning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Change, Child Development
Pence, Alan; Nsamenang, Bame – Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1), 2008
Issues connected with children's welfare and child development are appearing on national and international agendas with greater prominence and frequency. However, the international image of children is becoming increasingly homogeneous and Western-derived, with an associated erosion of the diversity of child contexts. This essay explores the…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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