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Providing quality early childhood education and care, results from the starting strong survey 2018, OECD

"For most children, early childhood education and care (ECEC) provides the first experience of life in a group away from their families. This experience plays a crucial role in children's learning, development and well-being. The benefits of high-quality ECEC are not restricted to children's first years of life. However, little is known about this first experience. What do children learn and do in ECEC settings? With which staff do children interact at their centres? Do all children face the same opportunities to enrol in high-quality settings? What are the main spending priorities to raise the quality of ECEC? These are key questions for parents, staff and policy makers. The OECD Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS Starting Strong) is the first international survey that focuses on the ECEC workforce. It offers an opportunity to learn about the characteristics of the workforce, the practices they use with children, their beliefs about children's development and their views on the profession and on the sector. This first volume of findings ... examines multiple factors that can affect the quality of ECEC and thereby can influence children's learning, development and well-being."--Publisher abstract
Table Of Contents
Executive summary -- What is TALIS Starting Strong? -- Policy implications of the 2018 Starting Strong Teaching and Learning International Survey -- Interactions between children, staff and parents/guardians in early childhood and care centres -- Teachers, assistants and leaders and the quality of early childhood education and care -- Structural features of early childhood education and care centres and quality -- Governance, funding and the quality of early childhood education and care -- Annex A. Country profiles of early childhood education and care systems: Chile, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Norway, Turkey -- Annex B. Technical notes on sampling procedures, response rates and adjudication for TALIS Starting Strong 2018 -- Annex C. Technical notes on analyses in this report -- Annex D. List of table available on line -- Annex E. List of TALIS Starting Strong 2018 contributors
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non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (276 pages), illustrations
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