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El derecho al juego

Publication date: 11/2013
Author: Liz Brooker, Martin Woodhead (eds)
Series: La Primera Infancia en Perspectiva No 9

“El derecho al juego” presenta un breve resumen de la teoría, la investigación y temas relacionados con políticas que informan la implementación del artículo 31 de la Convención sobre los derechos del Niño.  La sección 1 trata sobre el concepto de “juego”, las formas en que la cultura define el juego en la vida de los niños, el papel que el juego desempeña en la pedagogía infantil y la precepción de los propios niños sobre el juego. La sección 2 trata más detalladamente sobre la función que el juego desempeña en el desarrollo del niño, incluyendo los beneficios sociales, emocionales y cognitivos. La sección 3 aborda las oprotunidades y los retos para la realización del derecho de los niños al juego, incluyendo las presiones que la escolarización temprana y el trabajo infantil, y las implicaciones del consumismo y las nuevas tecnologías, ejercen sobre la vida de los niños.

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The Right to Play

Publication date: 10/2013
Author: Liz Brooker, Martin Woodhead (eds)
Series: Early Childhood in Focus No 9

'The Right to Play' offers short summaries of theory, research and policy issues that can inform the implementation of Article 31 of the UN Convention on Children's Rights. Section 1 is about the concept of play, the ways culture defines play in children's lives, the role of play within early childhood pedagogy and children's own views on play. Section 2 looks more closely at the function of play in supporting children's development, including social, emotional and cognitive benefits. Section 3 is about the opportunities and challenges for realizing children's right to play, including the pressures of early schooling as well as child work, and the implications of commercialisation and the growing place of new technologies in young children's lives.


The Right to Play
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Increasing choice or inequality? Pathways through early education in Andhra Pradesh, India

Publication date: 06/2011
Author: Natalia Streuli, Uma Vennam and Martin Woodhead
Series: Working Papers No 58

This working paper is part of the Studies in Early Transitions series emerging from Young Lives, a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. It explores recent trends for children growing up in Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s most populous states, based on Young Lives survey data collected for a sample of 1950 young children born in 2001 plus in-depth qualitative research.

The paper discusses how poverty levels and location are strongly predictive of whether children attend government or private pre-school. It highlights policy challenges stemming from weak governance of the pre-school sector, notably how the relatively-unregulated and rapidly-growing private sector offers to initiate children into formal learning, in English, from a much earlier age than normally considered to be developmentally appropriate. And it identifies how government provision could be improved and strengthened.

Other working papers in the Studies in Early Transitions series are Early Childhood Transitions Research: A review of concepts, theory and practice (Working Paper 48, by Pia Vogler, Gina Crivello and Martin Woodhead); Equity and quality? Challenges for early childhood and primary education in Ethiopia, India and Peru (Working Paper 55, by Martin Woodhead, Patricia Ames, Uma Vennam, Workneh Abebe and Natalia Streuli); and Continuity and respect for diversity: Strengthening early transitions in Peru (Working Paper 56, by Patricia Ames, Vanessa Rojas and Tamia Portugal).

Increasing choice or inequality? Pathways through early education in Andhra Pradesh, India
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Continuidad y respeto por la diversidad: Fortaleciendo las transiciones tempranas en Perú

Publication date: 07/2010
Author: Patricia Ames, Vanessa Rojas y Tamia Portugal
Series: Working Papers No 56

Este Cuaderno sobre Desarrollo Infantil Temprano forma parte de la serie "Estudios sobre transiciones en la primera infancia" de Niños del Milenio (Young Lives, en inglés), un estudio longitudinal de 15 años sobre la pobreza infantil en Etiopía, India, Perú y Vietnam.

En este Cuaderno se analizan las diversas experiencias de 28 niños procedentes de cuatro comunidades contrastantes en Perú para investigar cómo cambiaron sus vidas cuando empezaron la educación primaria. Estos detallados estudios de caso muestran problemas comunes: exclusión de servicios de inicial y de la primaria, falta de coordinación entre la inicial y la escuela, temas relacionados con el castigo físico y la diversidad cultural.

Se señalan algunas acciones que pueden mejorar las transiciones educativas tempranas en la infancia, que incluyen: fortalecer la colaboración entre la educación inicial y la primaria, dar prioridad a las estructuras y políticas educativas, la planificación curricular y la pedagogía.

Continuidad y respeto por la diversidad: Fortaleciendo las transiciones tempranas en Perú
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Continuity and respect for diversity: Strengthening early transitions in Peru

Publication date: 06/2010
Author: Patricia Ames, Vanessa Rojas and Tamia Portugal
Series: Working Papers No 56

This working paper is part of a series on early transitions from Young Lives, a 15-year longitudinal study of childhood
poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. It explores the diverse experiences of 28 children from four contrasting communities in Peru as they start school. These detailed case studies highlight common problems: exclusion of certain parts of the population from pre-school services, lack of coordination between pre-schools and primary schools, issues with physical punishment and cultural diversity. It proposes four ways in which children’s early educational transitions can be enhanced, looking at such factors as educational structures, curriculum planning and teacher training.

Continuity and respect for diversity: Strengthening early transitions in Peru
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Maintaining a respectful climate for young children in schools: no trumpet solo – let the orchestra play!

Publication date: 07/2009
Author: Person to Person: Association for the Advancement of Human Dignity, with Bernard van Leer Foundation programme staff
Series: Online Outreach Papers No 8
Violence in schools brutalises young children, who themselves perpetrate the culture in later years. An authoritarian response to violence is less effective than approaches which shift school values towards mutual respect and dignity. But how does such a process actually work in real life and real time? In what way does it vary across schools? To what extent does a three-year programme leave lasting effects? What factors affect long term success or failure? This paper addresses these key questions by looking at the experiences of nine elementary schools in Israel with the "Human Dignity" programme of Person to Person: Association for the Advancement of Human Dignity. Maintaining a respectful climate for young children in schools: no trumpet solo – let the orchestra play!
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La educación infantil: El desafío de la calidad

Publication date: 08/2008
Author: Various
Series: Espacio para la Infancia No 29

Esta edición de Espacio para la Infancia centra su atención en cómo la calidad de los programas de la primera infancia pueden contribuir a sentar las bases de la educación primaria de calidad. Entre los artículos presentados, se presenta una visión general sobre el complejo tema de la ?calidad? en la primera infancia, una entrevista con una especialista en educación básica que resalta la importancia del respeto por el derecho a la educación, y una introducción al Report Card Nº 8 del Centro de Investigaciones Innocenti de Unicef que establece una comparativa sobre la calidad de los servicios de educación inicial en los países de la OCDE. Además, también se presentan experiencias en la práctica de Bosnia Herzegovina, Perú, Tanzania, Brasil e India.

La educación infantil: El desafío de la calidad
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Early childhood education: questions of quality

Publication date: 06/2008
Author: Various
Series: Early Childhood Matters No 110

This edition of Early Childhood Matters seeks to focus attention on how quality early childhood programmes can lay the foundations for quality primary education. Among the articles there is an overview of the complex topic of ?quality? in early childhood education, an interview with a specialist in basic education for children that highlights the importance of respect for the right to education, and a look at Innocenti Research Centre?s Report Card 8, which suggests benchmarks for measuring the quality of early childhood education and care services in the OECD countries. Examples from ECD work come from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Peru, Tanzania, Brazil and India.

Early childhood education: questions of quality
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La primera infancia y la enseñanza primaria: Las transiciones en los primeros años

Publication date: 05/2008
Author: Martin Woodhead, Peter Moss (Ed.)
Series: La Primera Infancia en Perspectiva No 2

A través de la colaboración entre la Fundación y la Open University, esta serie de publicaciones se propone transmitir de forma clara y sencilla los mensajes procedentes del mundo académico para que sean de utilidad para los defensores de los derechos de la primera infancia.

La primera infancia y la enseñanza primaria: Las transiciones en los primeros años
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Early Childhood and Primary Education: Transitions in the Lives of Young Children

Publication date: 10/2007
Author: Martin Woodhead, Peter Moss (Ed.)
Series: Early Childhood in Focus No 2

Early Childhood in Focus is a toolkit for child rights advocates. By setting out clear messages emerging from academic research, it serves to inform, encourage, and provide leverage for successful rights-based policy advocacy on behalf of young children. This second issue deals with the global challenges of education for all, especially for the youngest children. It looks at the implications of growth in early childhood education and care, including a reappraisal of traditional concepts of school readiness, and a review of strategies required to ensure continuity in children's experiences of successful transitions. NB: pdf also available in Russian.

Early Childhood and Primary Education: Transitions in the Lives of Young Children
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