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Papers from the Consultative Meeting on International Developments in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Institute for Child & Family Policy
Publication Date: 
11 Mar 2000

This is the report of the first consultative meeting of international experts and US experts on international developments in the field of early childhood education and care. The meeting was held on May 11 and 12, 2000, under the auspices of the Institute for Child and Family Policy at Columbia University. The goal was to stimulate those concerned about ECEC policies and program issues to extend beyond tradition and conventional policy and program issues and, to raise or address new or different questions. Five papers were prepared for the meeting as well as a final report which summarizes the discussion.


- "International developments in early childhood education and care: The report of a Consultative Meeting"
by Sheila B. Kamerman


- "Early childhood education and care: An overview of developments in the OECD countries"
by Sheila B. Kamerman

- "Workforce issues in early childhood education and care"
by Peter Moss

- "Early childhood education and care (ECEC): Cross-national variation in service organization and financing "
by Marcia K. Meyers & Janet C. Gornick

- "Hand in hand: Improving the links between ECEC and schools in OECD countries"
by Michelle Neuman

- "Goals, curricula and quality monitoring in early childhood systems"
by John Bennett