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UNICEF/OSI/ISSA STUDY TOUR 21-25 APRIL 2008 EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT: LINKING POLICY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE

DRAFT PROGRAMME:
Monday 21st April Early Childhood Development Policy: Regional and National Trends Chair: Sarah Klaus
9:00-9:45 9:45-10:45 10:45-11:00 11:00-12:30 12:30-2:00 2:00-3:00 3:00-5:00 Introductions, Goals of Study tour, Overview of Agenda UNICEF/OSI/ISSA Linking Early Childhood Development to the EFA Fast Track Initiative

Mary Eming Young, World Bank


Coffee Break Family Policy in the UK: Education, Health, Social Supports for Families Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Institute of Education Lunch Overview of ECD Trends in CEE/CIS

Deepa Grover, UNICEF


ECD Policy: Challenges and Solutions: Group Work and Reporting Back Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Institute of Education

Tuesday 22nd April Research on Child Development and Early Childhood Interventions Chair: Iram Siraj-Blatchford
9:00-10:30 10:30-10:45 10:45-12:15 12:15-1:45 1:45-3:15 3:15-3:30 3:30-5:00 Child Health and Development: Overview of the Lancet Series

Sally McGregor, University College London


Coffee Break Reports from Country Teams on Research, Policy and Practice Linkages Lunch What is Quality and How do We Recognize It? Preparation for Site Visits

Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Institute of Education


Coffee Break EPPE Study: Main Results and Implications

Kathy Sylva, Oxford University

Wednesday 23rd April Early Childhood Practice (1) Site visits of multi-service childrens centers for children from 0-8 Thursday 24th April Early Childhood Practice (2) Chairs: Liana Ghent and Aija Tuna
9:00-10:30 Site Visit De-briefing

Iram Siraj-Blatchford, Institute of Education Bernadette Duffy, Thomas Coram Early Childhood Centre
10:30-10:45 10:45-12:00 12:00-1:15 1:15-2:45 Coffee Break Diversity Issues in Early Childhood Practice

Dalvir Gill, Centre for Research on Early Childhood


Lunch Curriculum Reforms and Implementation in England and other Countries

Helen Moylett, Department for Children, Schools, and Families


2:45-3:00 3:00-5:00 Coffee Break Parents, Communities, NGOs, and Local Government

David Hawker, Director of Childrens Services, Westminster City Council Bernadette Duffy, Thomas Coram Early Childhood Centre Friday 25th April Bringing It All Home Chair: Deepa Grover
9:00-10:30 10:30-10:45 10:45-12:15 12:15-1:45 1:45-3:15 3:15-3:30 3:30-4:00 Expanding ECD at the Local Level

Teresa Ogrodziska, Comenius Foundation


Coffee Break Group Work Lunch Country Presentations on Lessons Learned and Next Steps Coffee Break Evaluation and Wrap-up