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OECD Thematic Review of ECEC: Italy country note

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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1 May 2001
Entered Date: 
2 May 2001

Early learning and child care: How does Canada measure up?

Martha Friendly
October 2006

International comparisons using data from Starting Strong II (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2006)

This BRIEFing NOTE situates early learning and child care in Canada in the international context using the work of the OECD's Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care. It first presents an overview of the review's eight year project. Second, it examines the review's final recommendations in Starting Strong II. Third, it presents data from Starting Strong II to situate Canada internationally.

The OECD and the reconciliation agenda: Competing blueprints

Rianne Mahon
Occasional paper 20
July 2005
34pp
$10

Across advanced capitalist countries, welfare state restructuring has come to include a "farewell to maternalism" - i.e. to the political support for mothers' fulltime domestic caregiving role (Orloff, 2004). For some, the "farewell" is identified with the withdrawal of support for mother-caregivers, especially in the form of the shift from "welfare to workfare" for lone parents. Yet it also involves the prescription of measures to reconcile work and family life.

Quality targets in services for young children: Summary

Summarized by Martha Friendly
November 2004
4pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes a paper developed by the European Commission Network on Childcare and Other Measures to Reconcile the Employment and Family Responsibilities of Men and Women (Childcare Network) (1996).

Quality in early learning and child care services: Papers from the European Commission Childcare Network

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Papers from the European Commission Childcare Network
October 2004
96pp
$20
ISBN 1-896051-27-8

This publication consists of three papers that were produced in the 1990s as part of the work of the European Commission's Childcare Network. This work was situated within a set of European Parliament and Council of Ministers resolutions, directives and recommendations with regard to the child care dimension of the European Union's commitment to equal treatment for men and women in the labour market.

OECD Thematic Review of Canadian Early Childhood Education and Care: Highlights from the recommendations

BRIEFing NOTE prepared by the CRRU
October 2004
4pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes the recommendations provided in the OECD Thematic Review of ECEC: Canada Country Note.

Canada was the seventeenth country to be visited as part of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Thematic Review of ECEC. Prior to the visit, a Background Report on ECEC policy in Canada was prepared by Gillian Doherty, Martha Friendly and Jane Beach.

Executive summary: Starting Strong—Early education and care. Report on an OECD Thematic Review

Executive summary, Organization for Ecomomic Co-operation and Development, Childcare Resource and Research Unit
2001

Executive summary, Organization for Ecomomic Co-operation and Development

Advancing early childhood care and education in Canada and the U.S, the U.K. and Australia: An international symposium

Jacquelin Hayden, Bronwen Cohen, Marcy Whitebook, Rita Chudnovsky and Helen Penn
April 1998
57pp

In November, 1998, a one-day symposium titled "Advancing early childhood care and education in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia: Exchanging knowledge and strategies across borders" was held at Toronto's Metro Hall. These four nations have had a common approach to programs for young children in contrast to the nations of western Europe. None has developed a coherent program of universal publicly-funded early childhood care and education.

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