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[IWS] Dublin Foundation: EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE: WORKING CONDITIONS, TRAINING AND QUALITY OF SERVICES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW [25 February 2015]

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School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

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New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE: WORKING CONDITIONS, TRAINING AND QUALITY OF SERVICES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW [25 February 2015]

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2015/working-conditions-social-policies/early-childhood-care-working-conditions-training-and-quality-of-services-a-systematic-review

or

http://eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_publication/field_ef_document/ef1469en.pdf

[full-text, 98 pages]

 

Recent EU policy documents highlight the importance of improving working conditions and enhancing the professional development of the workforce in the early childhood education and care field – both in ensuring equitable access to services and in boosting the quality of provision. This report reviews research evidence from all 28 EU Member States to identify how the training and development of ECEC workers can be tailored to improve the quality of the services available for children below primary-school age in EU Member States. Among other findings, it concludes that interventions in professional development that are integrated into existing practice – with a focus on reflection – can result in more effective practice and curricula.

 

CONTENTS

Executive summary

Introduction

1. Methods: mapping exercise and in-depth review

2. Mapping results: description of studies

3. Results: impact studies

4. Results: views studies

5. Conclusions and implications

References

Annex 1: Tables relating to Chapter 3

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