We encourage all delegates from our previous IRECE conference in Africa and from around the world generally to consider planning for this event, as it provides a wonderful opportunity to increase the profile and status of early childhood education in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world.
Please visit the UDP IRECE website for Spanish version of the conference information.
Any offers to support the development of the conference are welcome - you should direct these to Chris Peers.
Professor Dahlberg is a leading international scholar in the area of social welfare policy for young children and their families. She co-wrote both Beyond quality in Early Childhood Education and Care and Ethics and Politics in early Childhood which explore a ‘postmodern’ view of children's development and provision. She is also a principal architect of Sweden's national policy concerning early childhood education and social policy.
Professor Siraj-Blatchford has served as a teacher at the start of her career around the 80's and has been a researcher for over 25 years in partnership with the Universities of London and Warwick. Her research has focused on the impact of learning at home, team training, pedagogy, curriculum and learning achievement and development in children, particularly those with vulnerable contexts. Also, her work has addressed the relationship between the factors of life of children and their development and learning. She has taught in over 30 countries and has authored and co-authored more than 60 books and over 150 journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Kagan is internationally recognized for its work in relation to the care and education of children and their families. She has been a consultant to the congress of the National Governors Association, the State Department of Education, Health and Social Services of the United States, and several foundations, corporations and professional associations. She has been president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and has participated in expert panels, including President Clinton's advisory team. Professor Kagan has extensive experience in the school system, having been director of the public schools and early education office of the mayor of New York. Currently, she is co-director of the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University.
The deadline for application submissions to present papers has past.