We kindly invite you to watch Katrien Van Laere’s presentation of the START project from the 2nd International Early Childhood Action Congress hosted by OECD, which was held in Paris in June 2018.
Video: Before (pre)school readiness and beyond, Katrien Van Laere
The focus theme of the Congress is the transition to schools – providing equity, quality and innovation. In order to fight against inequalities, capitalising on education and promoting a nurturing education via the establishment of an educational continuum is essential.
Based on the latest research in neuroscience, the overall vision of the Congress is to expand knowledge and question the key ingredients of an effective educational continuum benefiting children from birth to school entry. The overall objective is for stakeholders to explore, unite and build a sound consensus on key action points & practices bridging educational policies and on-the-ground methods.
Slovenian, Italian and Belgian members of the START team participated in the ISSA Conference and presented our activities in the project.
©Sigita Jakubsone/ International Step By Step Association
Our associate partner ISSA published an article about the project meeting in Ghent. Read more here.
Chair: Arianna Lazzari, University of Bologna
Exploring transitions from children’s perspectives:
Eddie McKinnon, Pen Green
Centre for Children and their Families, United Kingdom
The voices of families in transitions:
Katrien Van Laere, VBJK
Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, Belgium
Sustaining practitioners and teachers in developing inclusive transitions:
EECERA Annual Conference is the largest and most significant early years’ research conference in Europe, regularly attracting more than 600 researcher delegates from all over the world. The EECERA Conference is hosted in a different European city each year by a local university or early years network and to encourage networking and cross-national collaborations, includes a full social programme. The local knowledge and the EECERA organisational structure mean that each conference is unique but of consistent quality.
Conferences have been hosted by a variety of institutions, local and national government agencies, NGOs and charitable bodies but the Scientific Committee appointed for reviewing the Conference papers is always linked to an academic institution. The EECERA Trustees are particularly open to conference hosts who in the participatory spirit of the Association make collaborative cross-sector links to stage the conference.
Most delegates will make a short symposium paper presentation in a themed group of three papers, but there are a number of other ways in which to participate in Conference including posters, self-organised symposium, SIG symposiums or simply being a delegate. Invitations to deliver keynotes speeches are considered highly prestigious and EECERA attracts internationally renowned leaders in their field.
Our contribution at the conference.