Innovative Pedagogical Approaches in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in the Asia-Pacific region: resource pack and nine videos (DVD’s available)
We are very happy to share with you our newest product “Innovative Pedagogical Approaches in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in the Asia-Pacific region” which is a joint intitiative of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) and the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) in collaboration with UNICEF and the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP).
This resource pack features innovative pedagogical approaches reflected in nine ‘cases’ documented across the Asia-Pacific region. Each case highlights the innovative approach, focusing on ways in which the innovation effectively fits with, or responds to, the unique cultural, social, economic and/ or geographical and physical context in which it is situated.
This resource pack is meant to support:
- Practitioners, educators and researchers (the tools provide insights and practical ideas for applications/adaptations in practice across diverse contexts);
- International development partners (the tools promote understanding of how locally grown, community-based ‘innovations’ can respond effectively to localised, as well as broader, needs and priorities); and
- Policy development professionals (the tools may be used to raise awareness about policy needs and solutions in ECCE).
It comes with a DVD which contains video documentation of innovative pedagogical approaches taken from nine programme sites in Australia, China, India, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands and Thailand. It is envisioned that these videos together with the resource pack will support ECCE practitioners, researchers, international development partners, and policy development professionals as they work and advocate for inclusive quality early childhood care and education in various contexts.
We would like to especially acknowledge Dr Emma Pearson (School of Social Sciences, Bishop Grosseteste University) and Dr Sheila Degotardi (Children and Families Research Centre, Macquarie University) who served as ARNEC Consultants for this Project, conceptualising the approach, leading the production of narratives and authoring this resource pack. Special thanks also go to Ms. Margaret Sims (University of New England) for editing the resource pack. Mr. Matt Blauer coordinated the whole video production and guided all the local videographers engaged for this project.
We thank the following individuals from all the programme sites for their cooperation and support throughout the documentation process:
- Libby Lee Hammond (Murdoch University, Australia)
- Professor Zhang Yan; Nan Ma; Li Yuan Xiang (Migrant Children Education Research Center of Beijing Normal University, China)
- H K Shubha (Azim Premji Foundation, India)
- Professor Fuminori Nakatsubo (Kaede Kindergarten, Japan)
- Gopini Pandey (Save the Children, Nepal)
- Erin Robertson and Mahea Tamoana (Te Puna Reo o Nga Kakano Early Learning Centre, New Zealand)
- Fakhira Hajib (Power Radio FM99, Pakistan)
- Lorraine Collins; Adrian de Giovanni; Morian Rapasia; Joseph Taungani (Save the Children, Solomon Islands)
- Por Wilailuk and Wanna Tienmee (Foundation for Applied Linguistics, Thailand)
Our gratitude also goes to the members of the regional expert group: Sue Grieshaber, Diti Hill, Carrie Lau, Veena Mistry, Mugyeong Moon, Fuminori Nakatsubo, Eunhye Park and Ganesh Upadhyay for all their inputs and feedback on the conceptual framework, narrative reports and videos.
Finally, we would like to thank UNESCO Bangkok and UNICEF (EAPRO and ROSA) for the funding and technical support extended to this important initiative.
We hope that this resource pack and videos will inspire all of you who tirelessly work and advocate for inclusive quality early childhood care and education.
Evelyn D Santiago, Executive Director, ARNEC