European Early Childhood Education Research Association: Conference 2012

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29 Aug 2012 - 10:00am to 1 Sep 2012 - 4:00pm
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida,431
4200-072 Porto


The theme of the 22nd EECERA conference: PRE-BIRTH TO THREE: IDENTITIES, LEARNING, DIVERSITIES flows from the ethical stance of the Association which sets out a democratic commitment to work with diversities from birth and to share research, practices and policies around a network of themes related to very young children's life, learning and development. The conference will explore the themes through the central strands that were chosen for paper and poster presentation and keynote addresses.

Those who submit papers to the scrutiny of the Conference Scientific Committee will be asked to locate their work in one strand, as below:

  • Policies for under three's education and care;
  • Under three's learning and development;
  • Brain development;
  • Play;
  • Staff development for the education of birth to three;
  • Educational programs continuity (0-3 and 3-5);
  • European/international overviews on policies, research, practices, teacher education, professionalism;
  • Early education and diversities;
  • Innovative educational programs: philosophy, practice, research;
  • Longitudinal studies;
  • Home-center transitions;
  • Transitions between crèche (0-3) and preschool (3-5);
  • Families involvement;
  • Communities involvement;
  • Research paradigms;
  • Praxiological research;
  • Teacher education and workforce development;
  • Project work;
  • Participatory pedagogies.

Call for proposals