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How ECEC programmes contribute to social inclusion in diverse societies

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Abstract: Today cultural and racial diversity is a reality in many countries and there is growing recognition that ensuring that modern diverse societies function is about more than ‘the more we get together’. Instead, real recognition and respect for diversity requires thoughtful public policy that begins with a well-woven safety net of settlement, employment, training and education, health and economic and social programmes; all of which are important. But among these, it is recognised that early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a key link – a central connection in the safety net. ECEC can be a primary means of supporting and strengthening social inclusion in a meaningful way by playing multiple vital roles for both children and adults in creating social inclusion in diverse societies.
Authors: Friendly, M.
Country: Canada
Category: Practice
End Page: 14
Serial number: 108
ISSN: 1387-9553
Volume: June
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , social development
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2007
Region: North America
Right: © 2007 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Social and Political Change
Start Page: 11
Title: How ECEC programmes contribute to social inclusion in diverse societies