Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care

ISSN :
2226-9673 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/22269673
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This series of reports on quality in childhood education examine both specific countries as well as specific issues related to the quality of childhood education and make recommendations.

 
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Auteur(s):
Miho Taguma, Ineke Litjens, Kelly Makowiecki
Date de publication :
28 sep 2012
Pages :
112
ISBN :
9789264176621 (PDF)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264176621-en

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Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can bring a wide range of benefits – for children, parents and society at large. However, these benefits are conditional on "quality". Expanding access to services without attention to quality will not deliver good outcomes for children or long-term productivity benefits for society.

This series of country reports focuses on quality issues. Each report tackles a specific theme that was selected by the country reviewed. These reports suggest strengths and point to areas for further reflection on current policy initiatives.

Table des matières

Foreword
Executive Summary
Introduction
-Aim of the policy profile
-Structure of the report
Chapter 1. Where Does Japan Stand Regarding Policy Outcomes and Inputs?
-Spider web chart on policy outcomes
-Spider web chart on policy inputs
Chapter 2. What Does Research Say?
-Why do workforce qualifications, education and training matter for better child development?
-What are "qualifications, education and professional development" in ECEC?
-What is at stake?
-Why do qualifications, education and professional development matter?
-What matters most?
-What are the policy implications?
-What is still unknown?
-Why do working conditions matter for better child development?
-What are "working conditions"?
-What is at stake?
-Why do working conditions in ECEC matter?
-What matters most?
-What are the policy implications?
-What is still unknown?
-References
Chapter 3. Where Does Japan Stand Compared to Other Countries?
-What is a high-quality ECEC system and workforce?
-Improving staff qualifications, education and competences
-Recruitment
-Professional development
-Staff evaluation and monitoring
-Working conditions and retention
-References
Chapter 4. What are the Challenges and Strategies?
-1. Improving staff qualifications, education and competences
-2. Recruitment
-3. Professional development
-4. Staff evaluation and monitoring
-5. Working conditions and retention
Annex A. Definitions and Methodology
Annex B. Figures for the Spider Web on Policy Outcomes
Annex C. Figures for Spider Web on Policy Inputs
Annex D. Notes to the Spider Webs
Annex. E. Methodology and Data Sources for the Spider Webs