Date: 27-11-2018

INTERVIEW - Lieve De Bosscher: ‘In Belgium, We need to address the Split System’

Blessed with the opportunity to speak face to face with so many people from our member organizations at the Annual Council meeting, we took the opportunity to sit down and ask how things are truly going. In the professional atmosphere and on a bigger scale.

Date: 10-10-2018

NEWS - Designing the Framework for Good Practices

A Peer Learning Activity to reinforce quality education in Kosovo.

Date: 01-10-2018

NEWS - First Lady of Ukraine opens Inclusive Education Forum

Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation and the International Renaissance Foundation are at the very heart of the National School Reform program.

Date: 20-09-2018

NEWS - Le Furet (France) expands ISSA's Network

‘The birth of a child mobilizes all the people in his or her community. The family, but also all people in its surrounding social environment.  It is during these first years that a child develops its tastes, understands social codes, and feels a sense of belonging.

Date: 13-09-2018

NEWS - Dutch Policy on Pre-school Contributions Backfires

Dramatic drop in attendance rate of children from 0-4 alarms Amsterdam teachers, child minders and politicians.

 

Putting Knowledge into Practice: A Guidebook for Educators on ISSA's Principles of Quality Practice



The Guidebook is a reference book that describes in depth each of the Principles of Quality Pedagogy and the related Indicators.

The Guidebook makes the connection between theory and practice, presenting results from research which has been relevant to each focus area, and the important international documents that have contributed to the formulation of ISSA’s Principles of Quality Pedagogy, describing why each principle is important.

Instrument for Assessing Quality Practices in Early Childhood Education Services for Children from 3 to 10 Years Old; Methodology and Database



The Instrument for Assessing Quality Practices is a condensed version of the Professional Development Tool for Improving Quality of Practice to rate or assess educator performance with a select group of indicators. Its 36 key indicators were derived from the two Professional Development Tools, based on the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy. The Indicators are the most distinguishable (most observable, most challenging to reach in terms of quality practice), and serve as proxies for other indicators in terms of defining quality practice.

Professional Development Tool for Improving Quality of Practices in Primary School



This tool specifically illustrate (for primary school levels of education) each of the 85 indicators of quality in the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy. It deconstructs how educators move on a continuum from inadequate practice, to a good start, to quality practice and then into transformational practice whereby they begin to create systemic change in the teaching paradigm and practice. Concrete examples of the different kinds of action educators may take at different levels of practice are given for each indicator of quality, in a continuum format.

Professional Development Tool for Improving Quality of Practices in Kindergarten



This tool specifically illustrate (for pre-school education) each of the 85 indicators of quality in the ISSA Principles of Quality Pedagogy. It deconstructs how educators move on a continuum from inadequate practice, to a good start, to quality practice and then into transformational practice whereby they begin to create systemic change in the teaching paradigm and practice. Concrete examples of the different kinds of action educators may take at different levels of practice are given for each indicator of quality, in a continuum format.

The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy



Recent authoritative evidence suggests that an estimated 200 million children under five fail to achieve their developmental potential due to factors including poor health and nutrition and the lack of stable high quality care.