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OECD thematic review of early childhood education and care: United Kingdom reports

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Publication Date: 
5 Sep 1991

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About the OECD Thematic Review of ECEC and the United Kingdom's participation:

Invited by the participating countries, OECD expert teams evaluate each country's policy, programs and provision for children from birth to compulsory school age. Prior to the review, participating countries publish a background report describing current policy and practice, and outline the challenges that ECEC policy faces in the coming years. After the expert review, the OECD publishes a country note that discusses the issues observed, and suggests solutions and recommendations for the consideration of the competent authorities.

The United Kingdom was the eighth country to host an OECD review team as part of the first round of reviews. Prior to the visit, a background report on ECEC policy in the United Kingdom was prepared by researchers at the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, University College, Worcester. After analysis of the background report, a review team composed of an OECD Secretariat member and three experts with diverse analytic and policy backgrounds visited the United Kingdom from December 1-10, 1999. The United Kingdom country note was published in December 2000.