Early Childhood Education in a Multicultural World
Organizer: UNESCO Chair on International and Multicultural Education of the Moscow Institute of Open Education, in cooperation with the UNITWIN Network
Time and date: 18:30-19:30, Tuesday 28 September 2010
Languages: English, Russian
In the context of accelerating globalization and movements of people across borders, there is an increasing need for taking multicultural approaches to early childhood education where all children’s cultures are valued, respected and shared. The Special Event addresses issues such as:
- Rationales for multicultural education from early childhood;
- Early childhood education in favour of intercultural dialogue and building a culture of peace;
- Social inclusion of children representing different ethnic minorities; and
- Problems of integration and preservation of ethnic and cultural identity in foreign language environment.
The objective of the Special Event is to present best practices accumulated in Moscow and other megalopolises in fostering multicultural dialogue and cooperation in ECCE. The discussion will be enriched by commentaries from Tamerlan Kambolov, North-Ossetian State Pedagogical University (Russian Federation), Elena Matyakubova, Latvian Society for Russian Culture (Latvia) and Tatiana Potyaeva, UNESCO Associated Schools Project Coordinator (Russian Federation).
Moderators: Yuri Goryachev, Head of the UNESCO Chair, the Moscow Institute of Open Education
Alisher Umarov, Programme Specialist for Education, UNESCO Moscow
Boris Zhebrovsky, First Deputy Minister of Education, President of the International Pedagogic Club of European Capitals, Ukraine
Michel Vandenbroek, University of Ghent, Belgium
Natalia Gorbacheva, Director of the Resource Center “The Bilingual Child – a Dialogue between Languages and Cultures”, Kindergarten No. 1787 Moscow
Muammer Yildiz, Head of Department of Education of Istanbul, Turkey