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Starting Strong III
A Quality Toolbox for Early Childhood Education and Care
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  17 Jan 2012
Pages: 372 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264123250 , OECD Code: 912012011P1
Price:   €65 | $91 | £58 | ¥8400 | MXN1170 , Standard shipping included!
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Description

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can bring a wide range of benefits – for children, parents and society at large. However, these benefits are conditional on “quality”. Expanding access to services without attention to quality will not deliver good outcomes for children or long-term productivity benefits for society.

This new publication focuses on quality issues: it aims to define quality and outlines five policy levers that can enhance it in ECEC. In addition, it provides busy policy makers with practical tools such as research briefs, international comparisons, country examples, self-reflection sheets, etc. in order to successfully implement these policy levers.


Table of contents:

Foreword
Executive Summary
How to Use the Quality Toolbox
Policy Lever 1: Setting out quality goals and regulations
-Action Area 1 – Using research to inform policy and the public
-Action Area 2 – Broadening perspectives through international comparison
-Action Area 3 – Selecting a strategy option
-Action Area 4 – Managing risks: learning from other countries’ policy experiences
-Action Area 5 – Reflecting on the current state of play
Policy Lever 2: Designing and implementing curriculum and standards
-Action Area 1 – Using research to inform policy and the public
-Action Area 2 – Broadening perspectives through international comparison
-Action Area 3 – Selecting a strategy option
-Action Area 4 – Managing risks: learning from other countries’ policy experiences
-Action Area 5 – Reflecting on the current state of play
Policy Lever 3: Improving qualifications, training and working conditions
-Action Area 1 – Using research to inform policy and the public
-Action Area 2 – Broadening perspectives through international comparison
-Action Area 3 – Selecting a strategy option
-Action Area 4 – Managing risks: learning from other countries’ policy experiences
-Action Area 5 – Reflecting on the current state of play
Policy Lever 4: Engaging families and communities
-Action Area 1 – Using research to inform policy and the public
-Action Area 2 – Broadening perspectives through international comparison
-Action Area 3 – Selecting a strategy option
-Action Area 4 – Managing risks: learning from other countries’ policy experiences
-Action Area 5 – Reflecting on the current state of play
Policy Lever 5: Advancing data collection, research and monitoring
-Action Area 1 – Using research to inform policy and the public
-Action Area 2 – Broadening perspectives through international comparison
-Action Area 3 – Selecting a strategy option
-Action Area 4 – Managing risks: learning from other countries’ policy experiences
-Action Area 5 – Reflecting on the current state of play
Annex: List of Network Member Contributors

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