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Dissemination of CARE project results in scientific meetings (selection)

July 2016

Martine Broekhuizen (at the Utrecht University), Thomas Moser Moser (at the University College of Southeast Norway), Paul Leseman (at the Utrecht University), Edward Melhuish (at the Oxford University), Giulia Pastori (at the University of Milan), and Konstantinos Petrogiannis (at the Hellenic Open University) presented their research on “Parents’ beliefs about future - oriented developmental and educational goals in ECEC: A comparison between nine European countries” at the 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius.

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Olga Wysłowska (at the Warsaw University), Pauline Slot (at the Utrecht University), and Małgorzata Karwowska-Struczyk (at the Warsaw University) presented on the topic “Cross-cultural comparison of ECEC quality and classroom practices in Poland and the Netherlands” at the 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, at Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius.

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June-July 2016

The CARE team organized four symposiums at the 4th Biennal EARLI SIG 5 Conference “Bridging Multiple Perspectives in Early Childhood Education” at University of Porto.

The Symposium ”Multiple Case-Study on Curriculum Implementation and Process Quality in ECEC” encompassed four presentations:

  1. ”The quality of teacher-child interaction in 7 European countries” (Joana Cadima, Pauline Slot, Jenni Salminen, Giulia Pastori, & Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen);
  2. ”Relations between teachers and ECEC center characteristics and curriculum and classroom quality across Europe” (Pauline Slot, Joana Cadima, Jenni Salminen, Giulia Pastori, & Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen);
  3. ”A cultural analysis of ECEC quality in 7 countries: The view of the insiders” (Jenni Salminen, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Pauline Slot, Joana Cadima, & Giulia Pastori);
  4. ”Educational dialogues in the ECEC classrooms” (Giulia Pastori, Susanna Mantovani, Alessia Agliati, Joana Cadima, Pauline Slot, Jenni Salminen, & Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen).

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The Symposium ”Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Care and Education: A European Perspective” gathered three presentations:

  1. ”How does the Institutional Setting of ECEC Systems affect the Use and Parental Assesment of Services? A Cross-country Multilevel Study” (Özgün Ünver & Ides Nicaise);
  2. ”Parental attitudes towards diversity and inclusion in ECEC settings: A comparison between nine European countries” (Martine Broekhuizen, Thomas Moser & Paul Leseman);
  3. ”Inclusiveness of ECEC Services in Europe: Perspectives of Disadvantaged Parents and Professionals from Seven Countries” (Ides Nicaise & Özgün Ünver)

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The Symposium “Innovative Exemplary Approaches to Professional Development of ECEC’s Practitioners in Europe” had three presentations:

  1. ”Innovation in Professional Development as a participatory process. Voices of ECEC practitioners in two Italian sites” (Chiara Bove, Susanna Mantovani, Claudia Giudici, & Silvia Cescato);
  2. ”An Innovative Professional Development Programme within an Organisational Learning and Communities of Practice Perspective – A Danish Case (Bente Jensen);
  3. “Innovative approach to in-service professional development of caregivers in the Public Crèche Network in Łódź (Poland)” (Olga Wysłowska & Małgorzata Karwowska-Struczyk).

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The Symposium ”Concepts and Measures of ECEC Quality across Cultures: What is Universal?” encompassed the following presentations:

  1. ”Teachers’ beliefs about future-oriented developmental and educational goals in ECEC: A comparison between nine European countries” Martine Broekhuizen, Thomas Moser, Paul Leseman, Edward Melhuish, Giulia Pastori, & and Konstantinos Petrogiannis);
  2. ”A critical cultural approach to CLASS. The voice of Italian ECEC teachers (Giulia Pastori, Valentina Pagani & Susanna Mantovani);
  3. ”ECEC quality: Existing domains and the support of group processes” (Paul Leseman, Saskia van Schaik, & Mariette de Haan).

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March 2016

Ides Nicaise (at the University of Leuven) presented on the topic “Welfare State, Institutional Setting and Perceived Accessibility of ECEC in Europe” during the Symposium “Against all odds” at the Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (Association of Empirical Educational Research) Conference at Freie University in Berlin. CARE researcher Pauline Slot presented at the same conference on the impact of quality of ECEC on children’s development.

Giulia Pastori presented on the topic "The Italian ECEC system: towards and integrated system?" at the International Preschool Convention “Current international developments in early childhood education: Policies and research” in Thessaloniki, Greece.

December 2015

CARE researchers Martine Broekhuizen and colleagues presented at the University of Applied Sciences, Amersfoort the results of the CARE stakeholder study.

November 2015

On November 3rd, Paul Leseman gave a presentation on the topic “Universal or targeted?” at the 4th ECCESS conference on Curriculum in ECEC. The presentation was attended by about 120 professionals, service providers, policy makers, researchers.

CARE researchers K. Lubomirska and A. Kapuścińska presented on "Wybrane aspekty placówek wspierające dobro dziecka-opinie rodziców" (“Selected aspects of ECEC settings supporting children's well-being - parents opinion”) at the International Conference “Psychopedagogiczne problemy edukacji i funkcjonowania człowieka funkcjonowania człowieka Teoria i praktyka” organized by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland.

On November 13th, Paul Leseman gave a presentation on the topic “Dutch pre-COOL2-5 study: cognitive and language development of disadvantaged children as related to ECEC characteristics” at the the EduLIFE conference, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

CARE researcher Ides Nicaise presented a guest lecture on the topic “The inclusiveness of ECEC in Europe: some key research questions” at the Irish College, IT Sligo MA Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education, 11 November 2014.

CARE researchers Özgün Ünver & Ides Nicaise gave a presentation on the topic “ECEC Funding Schemes in Europe vis-à-vis Inequalities” at the InGRID Winter School on intergenerational inequalities, Brussels 3-5 November 2014.

October 2015

On October 27th, Paul Leseman, Martine Broekhuizen and Thomas Moser gave a presentation on the topic “ECEC quality and curriculum: Views of parents and early childhood educators in nine European countries” to the NAFOL, the Norwegian National Research School in Teacher Education Graduate School conference. The presentation was attended by graduate students in ECEC research.

The Australian Research Association for Children and Youth (ARACY) invited Professor Edward Melhuish to give a keynote address on Research on Early Childhood at their conference in Melbourne, Australia, 14th October, 2015.

CARE researchers Özgün Ünver & Ides Nicaise gave a presentation on the topic “ECEC Funding Schemes in Europe vis-à-vis Inequalities” at the ISSA (Initial Step by Step Association) Conference, Budapest, 10-12 October 2015.

September 2015

CARE researcher Özgün Ünver gave a presentation on the topic “Impact of the Institutional Setting of ECEC on the Perceived Accessibility of ECEC across Europe: A Multi-level Approach " at the EDAC-ESPAnet Summer School 2015, Leuven, Belgium, September 14, 2015.

CARE researcher Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen presented at the ECDP (European Conference on Developmental Psychology, which took place in Braga, Portugal, 8th - 12th September, 2015.

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CARE researcher Maritta Hännikäinen (University of Jyvaskyla) presented at the 25th conference of EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association) in Barcelona, 7-10 September 2015 on the topic of "Children up to the age three: focus on five national curricula on ECEC".

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CARE researcher Edward Melhuish gave a keynote address on Early Experience, Self-regulation and Later development to the Inaugural Early Start Conference, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, September, 2015.

August 2015

CARE researcher Özgün Ünver gave a presentation on the topic “How does perceived accessibility of ECEC vary across European countries? Impact of Systemic Characteristics: A Multi-level Approach"   at the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague, Czech Republic, August 27, 2015.

CARE researchers Yvonne Anders, Hanna Ulferts, Martine Broekhuizen, Pauline Slot, Joana Cadima and Paul Leseman presented parts of the studies conducted in CARE to the biennial conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction (EARLI), in Limassol, Cyprus.

July 2015

CARE researchers Özgün Ünver & Ides Nicaise gave a presentation on the topic “Disadvantaged Groups’ Access to Child Care and Early Education in Europe: A Cross-country Approach” at the ECE Summer School dedicated to the topic “"The Welfare State and Inequality: Europe in the 21st Century: Dynamics of Inequality – Old and New Social Risks – Social Investment in Europe" organized by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Bremen, 3 July 2015.

June 2015

CARE researcher Janneke Plantenga gave a presentation on the topic “Investing in ECEC – a viable start for an inclusive society?” at the Decet Newman conference, Birmingham 4-5 June 2015.

CARE researcher Emre Akgündüz gave a presentation on the topic “Child Care Quality and the Employment of Married Women” at the European Society of Population Economics Annual Conference , Izmir, 20 June 2015.

May 2015

CARE researchers Özgün Ünver & Ides Nicaise gave a presentation on the topic “Disadvantaged Families’ Early Childhood Education and Care Use in Belgium: Experiences and Perceptions of Low-income Turkish Mothers” at the Amsterdam: Dag van de Sociologie on 24 May 2015.

CARE researcher Konstantinos Petrogiannis (Hellenic Open University) presented at the 13rd National Conference in E.C.E. of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ioannina.

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