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Curriculum Quality Analysis and Impact Review of European ECEC

Objective

In line with the EU strategies for 2020 and the need for a systemic and integrated approach to Early Childhood education and Care (ECEC), the project identifies eight key issues and questions for which effective policy measures and instruments should be developed. They concern assessing the impact of ECEC, optimizing quality and curricula for ECEC to increase effectiveness, raising the professional competencies of staff, monitoring and assuring quality of ECEC, increasing the inclusiveness of ECEC, in particular for socioeconomically disadvantaged children, funding of ECEC, and the need for innovative European indicators of children’s wellbeing. The project will address these issues in an integrative way by combining state-of-the-art knowledge of factors determining personal, social and economic benefits of ECEC with knowledge of the mechanisms determining access to and use of ECEC. In developing a European knowledge base for ECEC, we will add to the existing knowledge in two ways. First, we will include recent and ongoing ECEC research from several European countries. Second, we will include the perspectives of important stakeholders and integrate cultural beliefs and values. The central aim is to develop an evidence-based and culture-sensitive framework of
(a) Developmental goals, quality assessment, curriculum approaches and policy measures for improving the quality and effectiveness of ECEC; and (b) Effective strategies of organizing, funding and governing ECEC that increase the impact of ECEC. Our interdisciplinary research team will construct this framework, based on the competencies and skills that young children need to develop in current societies, identify the conditions that have to be fulfilled to promote child development and wellbeing, and identify strategies and policy measures that support access to high quality provisions, and likely to receive broad support of stakeholders, thereby enhancing the impact of ECEC.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 588 717
Administrative Contact
Paul Leseman (Prof.)

Participants (12)

HOGSKOLEN I VESTFOLD

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Raveien 197
3103 Tonsberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Slagsvold (Dr.)
HOGSKOLEN I BUSKERUD OG VESTFOLD

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Gronland 58 Papirnredden Drammen Kunnskapspark
3045 Drammen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Slagsvold (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 339 000
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 207 600
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melanie Klette (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 236 220
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aino Winther-Pedersen (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 274 320
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karolien Mariën (Ms.)
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 204 000
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Silander (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 550
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Lista (Dr.)
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 70 800
Address
Parodos Aristotelous 18
26335 Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Petrogiannis (Prof.)
Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 170 400
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carina Cunha (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 171 600
Address
Kjolnes Ring 56
3918 Porsgrunn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Slagsvold (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 83 400
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Malec (Mrs.)