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Moss, Peter; Urban, Mathias – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this colloquium, the authors provide an update on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's proposal for an International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study, the 'first wave' of which is now being implemented in three countries: England, Estonia and the USA. The authors argue that as the International Early Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, International Organizations
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Moss, Peter; Urban, Mathias – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In this article, the authors provide an update on what has happened over recent months with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's proposal for an International Early Learning Study, and review responses to the proposed International Early Learning Study, including the concerns that have been raised about this new venture in…
Descriptors: International Assessment, International Organizations, International Education, Early Childhood Education
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Moss, Peter – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The article, by one of the authors of the book "Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care," has three goals. The first is to recap the "problem with quality," the starting point for the book. The second is to summarise the argument in "Beyond Quality" for problematising the concept of quality, and why,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Concept Formation, Educational Philosophy
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Moss, Peter; Dahlberg, Gunilla; Grieshaber, Susan; Mantovani, Susanna; May, Helen; Pence, Alan; Rayna, Sylvie; Swadener, Beth Blue; Vandenbroeck, Michel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is initiating the International Early Learning Study, a cross-national assessment of early learning outcomes involving the testing of 5-year-old children in participating countries. The authors use this colloquium to inform members of the early childhood community about this project and to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Moss, Peter – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
The current policy interest in early childhood education and care is driven by an investment narrative, a story of quality and high returns emerging from a dominant neoliberal political economy. This short note expresses deep reservations about this narrative, and hints at another narrative that foregrounds democracy, experimentation and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Investment, Outcomes of Education, Neoliberalism
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Moss, Peter – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
The article takes a broad view, locating discussion about the early years educator in a wider debate about the future of the educator at a time of great crisis, when even the future of our species is in question. The state we are in calls for fundamental review of the purposes and concept of education and, therefore, the values, qualities and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Sustainable Development, Ethics, Early Childhood Education
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Moss, Peter – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
At a time when English has emerged as the dominant language of academic communication, there is a disturbing silence about the risks and problems attendant on this development and a failure to ask critical questions about its consequences. Who gains and who loses? What is lost in translation? What are the consequences of one way linguistic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse, Risk
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Moss, Peter – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
As early childhood services move up the policy agenda, so too does the early childhood workforce. Its members are recognised as the main resource for such services, and there is an increasing recognition that the work is complex and requires enhanced education. But despite this recognition, the situation in many countries--where the early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Care Occupations