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Jensen Bente, Iannone Rosa Lisa, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article explores innovation as an aspect of in-service continuous professional development (CPD) in ECEC. Based on a literature review and a cross-country analysis conducted in ten European countries, we found that innovation in CPD was…
Thevenon Olivier, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We analyse how female labour force participation responds to policies supporting the work-life balance, and do so using country-level data for 18 OECD countries from 1980 to 2007. Included is an original analysis of 'complementarities' between…
Jensen Bente, Iannone Rosa Lisa, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report examines pre-service and in-service professional development strategies of early childhood education and care (ECEC) educators across 10 European countries from a variety of angles. Data were collected through a comprehensive…
European Union. CARE Project, June, 2015
Executive Summary
This report examines pre-service and in-service professional development strategies of early childhood education and care (ECEC) educators across 10 European countries from a variety of angles. Data were collected through a comprehensive…
Sylva Kathy, Ereky-Stevens Katharina, Ariescu Anamaria, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report considers the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) curriculum throughout Europe. It explores the official curriculum, specified by national or regional governments, along with the implemented curriculum that is provided 'on the…
Broekhuizen Martine L., Leseman Paul P. M., Moser Thomas, Trijp Karin van, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
The Stakeholders Study is part of work package 6 (WP6) European Indicators of Quality and Wellbeing in ECEC. The Study involves parents, ECEC-staff working with children and policy makers in this field, and aims to provide policy relevant and…
European Union. CARE Project, June, 2015
Executive Summary
The Stakeholders Study is part of work package 6 (WP6) European Indicators of Quality and Wellbeing in ECEC. The Study involves parents, ECEC-staff working with children and policy makers in this field, and aims to provide policy relevant and…
Slot Pauline L., Lerkkanen Marja-Kristiina, Leseman Paul P. M., June, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report addresses wide-spread concerns regarding the quality of ECEC provisions and reports the results of secondary data analyses of the relations between structural quality characteristics and process quality in European ECEC provisions. The…
Akgunduz Yusuf Emre, Unver Ozgun, Plantenga Janneke, Nicaise Ides, 2015
Literature Review
In this report, we summarise the literature with regard to the effects of ECEC on maternal employment and child development, the two outcomes that are most often cited to justify investments in ECEC. Next, we present the costs and funding of ECEC…
European Union. CARE Project, 2015
Executive Summary
This report considers the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) curriculum throughout Europe. It explores the official curriculum, specified by national or regional governments, along with the implemented curriculum that is provided 'on the…
Leopold Thomas, Skopek Jan, September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Grandmothers provide far more childcare than grandfathers do. The present study investigated whether, and to what extent, this gender gap was explained by grandparent couples' division of labor into market work and childcare. The analysis was based…
World Bank. Europe and Central Asia Region, 11 June, 2013
Reports & Papers
This report is a case study of the "A Good Start: Scaling-Up Access to Quality Services for Young Roma Children" (AGS). The AGS was explicitly developed as a pilot project, giving local partner organizations across the 16 localities in Slovakia,…
TOY Project Consortium, 2013
Literature Review
A review of literature to identify terminology, frameworks, models, projects, and initiatives related to intergenerational learning in Europe between children under 9 years old and adults 55 years and older
TOY Project Consortium, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of a review of literature to identify terminology, frameworks, models, projects, and initiatives related to intergenerational learning in Europe between children under 9 years old and adults 55 years and older
TOY Project Consortium, 2013
Reports & Papers
IG learning initiatives involving young children are uncommon and the benefits to all generations are unclear. One of the aims of the TOY Project was to uncover IG learning organisations, initiatives or individuals promoting IG learning amongst…