Ready for Success in School: Quality Teaching Practices for Scaling Up Inclusive and Innovative ECCE Programmes

Organizers: Mariana Patru, UNESCO Division of Higher Education, in cooperation with UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) and the International Task Force on Teachers for Education for All (EFA)

Time and date: 13:00-14:00, Wednesday 29 September 2010

Room: Don

Languages: English, Russian

Selected case studies from Africa, Asia and Europe argue in favour of continuous and enhanced support, both in formal and non-formal settings, for quality ECCE staff development as a pre-requisite for ensuring quality ECCE programmes and services.

The objectives of the Special Event are to:

  • Showcase exemplary models that recognize quality ECCE as critical for improving school readiness, as well as for laying the foundations for the achievement of full human development and lifelong learning;
  • Discuss the central role ECCE educators/teachers/practitioners plays, alongside families and communities, in the provision of equitable and quality ECCE programmes and services;
  • Argue in favour of developing comprehensive professional training systems; and
  • Highlight innovative child-centred pedagogical approaches and culturally sensitive curricula.

Moderator:  Mariana Patru, Programme Specialist, Division of Higher Education, UNESCO


Alexei Semenov, Rector, Moscow Institute of Open Education, Russian Federation
Mugyeong Moon, Director, Trend Analysis and International Co-operation Team, Korea Institute of Child Care and Education, Republic of Korea
Dagmar Fuchs-Schmitz, Director, Sector Project, GTZ, Germany
Patience Awopegba, Programme Specialist, UNESCO IICBA

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