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Small ideas that work

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Abstract: The Effectiveness Initiative was undertaken by the Bernard van Leer Foundation in 1999 with the announced purpose of exploring the attributes and the sources of the effectiveness of a small group of early childhood development programmes. Each programme was widely recognised as ‘effective’ in the broad sense that they were meeting the basic developmental needs and enhancing the health and welfare of young children and their families and had shown a good track record for a minimum of ten years. Teams were put together to observe the programmes close up and talk with personnel and members of the beneficiary populations. After several years of this activity, which included the collection of a great deal of raw data and substantial documentation on the programmes, the teams drafted and submitted reports to the Foundation. This publication portrays several of the many straightforward, practical schemes implemented through these programmes to achieve very specific goals within particular contexts. One might refer to this publication as a ‘primer’ on some of the innovations originating within the programmes. By communicating this information, the Foundation hopes to encourage fresh thinking and enhance collective learning about practical problem-solving among other programme stakeholders in the field.
Category: Practice
Editor: Zimmermann, R.
ISBN: 90-6195-077-5
Keywords: children , aid programmes , evaluation
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
PAGE: v, 29
Place: The Hague
Publisher: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2005
Right: © 2005 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Title: Small ideas that work