EARLY CHILDHOOD POLICY DEBATES

ECSDN shares a wealth of knowledge on policy and practice in the early years in the UK and internationally. ECSDN is keen to share this knowledge and acts as an advocate for children, families and early years practitioners.

9th March 2018 - ECSDN Meeting
Professor Eva Lloyd
IMCEC and Ten Years of Policy Research: A Conversation (Presentation)

8th February 2018 - ECSDN IELS Event
Nursery World Article about the Event (14th February 2018)
The main study for the controversial OECD International Early Learning and Child Well-Being Study, known as 'Baby PISA', is to go ahead in autumn 2018, following last autumn’s field trial with 450 five-year-old children. Details of the research project were revealed last week at an event organised by Carolyn Silberfeld of the Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network, at which several early years experts criticised its implementation. Three countries are taking part in IELS this year – England, the US and Estonia..... Read the full article

Professor Chris Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram 
The Challenges of Constructing an Ethical Child Outcomes Measure (Presentation)

Frances Forsyth, DfE Lead for IELS in England 
Introduction to IELS in England (Presentation)

Peter Moss, UCL Institute of Education UCL and Mathias Urban, Dublin City University
OECD's IELS Wasted Opportunity, Democratic Deficit (Presentation)

Rebecca Wheater, Research Director - NFER, National Foundation for Educational Research
IELS Methodology: OECD International Early Learning and Child Wellbeing Study (Presentation)

24th November 2017 - ECSDN AGM
Jane Paylor, Professor of Education Early Years
BERA-TACTYC Early Childhood Research Review 2003 - 2017 (Presentation)

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