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Closing Commentary the future of early childhood development in the global development agenda

Charles M. Super, Pia Rebello Britto and Patrice L. Engle

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199922994
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980420 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0029
Closing Commentary the future of early childhood development in the global development agenda

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The closing commentary focuses attention on the future of early childhood development (ECD) in the global development agenda by drawing on the rich and varied evidence presented in the volume. The current state of developmental science, globalization, and ECD knowledge is described. Forecasted is a set of paradigms that will be influential and important in the coming decades, including the growing value of evidence and science for policy; the presence of human rights as an important argument for investment in ECD; and the integration of systems, services, and families in effectively improving child outcomes. The closing commentary provides a hope for the future of ECD globally.

Keywords: early childhood development; current and new paradigms; child rights; integration of services and systems; use of evidence for policy

Chapter.  4334 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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