Interviews with Nobel prize-winner James Heckman and Moscow’s Mayor Yuri Luzhkov on website of World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education

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Investing in children’s socio-cultural skills – such as perseverance, motivation and self-confidence will provide more economic and social return than investing in social programmes or infrastructure, according to Nobel prize-winner James Heckman in an interview published on the website of the upcoming World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE, Moscow, Russian Federation, 27-29 September).

In another interview, the Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov explains why teachers worldwide consider the Russian system of pre-school education unique.Updated information concerning special events and exhibitions during the conference is also available.

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