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Early Childhood Research Centre Seminar Series: Seminar 4
1 July 2021 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMFree
‘Resilience in times of Anxiety and Uncertainty: Ways of thinking in Early Childhood Pedagogy and Research’
Optimising collaborations and reducing inequalities of Early Childhood Intervention in post-Covid-19 South Africa.
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is widely recognised as a key framework for positive development, and health but also for economic growth, particularly when it abides to the principle of interdisciplinary collaboration. In South Africa (SA), a developing country with nearly 7 million children under 6, of which two thirds live in economically vulnerable households, ECI often falls short of true partnerships between sectors (health, education, and the community of care), with implications on its effectiveness. With the Covid-19 outbreak these challenges are even greater. This project, led by Susana Castro-Kemp and funded by The British Academy, aims to contribute to optimise effectiveness and equality of collaborations in ECI in SA, considering new challenges brought by the Covid-19 outbreak.
In this seminar, the research team will present the project in context, highlighting the challenges of ECI in SA, and particularly, the challenges of ECI post Covid-19, which may extend to the whole Global South.
Dr Susana Castro-Kemp, University of Roehampton
Dr Alecia Samuels
Professor Shakila Dada
Adele May, University of Pretoria
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