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Effectiveness for children


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Abstract: Under the general title of ‘Effectiveness for whom?’ the next few editions of Early Childhood Matters will consider elements of what makes early childhood development (ECD) programmes effective for different stakeholders and actors. In this, it will be drawing from, and contributing to, the Effectiveness Initiative, a major new undertaking by the Foundation and a number of partner organisations about effectiveness in ECD programmes. To launch the series, this edition considers ‘Effectiveness for Children’ by reviewing ideas and programmes of work that seek the views of children, and that value children as contributors to, and participants in, all aspects of ECD. Taken as a whole, the articles challenge the idea of putting together programmes with little or no direct input from the children themselves, and without an understanding of how individual children experience childhood. They demonstrate the value of knowing what young children think, see, believe, want or need; discovering how they interpret or understand their experiences; and being aware of how they respond internally to events, happenings and programme activities.
Authors: Smale, J.
Category: General
End Page: 6
Serial number: 91
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , aid programmes , evaluation , participation
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 1999
Right: © 1999 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 3
Title: Effectiveness for children