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Equity and quality? Challenges for early childhood and primary education in Ethiopia, India and Peru

Woodhead, Martin; Ames, Patricia; Vennam, Uma; Abebe, Workneh and Streuli, Natalia (2009). Equity and quality? Challenges for early childhood and primary education in Ethiopia, India and Peru. Bernard van Leer Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands.

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Abstract

Part of the "Studies in Early Transitions" series, this Working Paper draws on interviews and observations carried out as part of Young Lives, a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam based at the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development. This paper focuses on the challenges of translating into practice the potential of quality early childhood care and education to transform young lives. These include building a positive equity agenda, setting clear policy objectives, raising quality standards, building the skills and motivation of teachers, and recognising where equity goals can be incompatible with a market-led private system. The paper asks which children do and do not have access to an early childhood programme, and explores children’s and parents’ views about the quality of what is on offer.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2009 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 19304
Depositing User: Martin Woodhead
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 09:55
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 09:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19304
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