Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) - Teacher Competency Framework for Pacific Small Island Developing States (Pacific SIDS) (Pursuing Quality in Early Learning Vol. 2)

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) - Teacher Competency Framework for Pacific Small Island Developing States(Pacific SIDS) (Pursuing Quality in Early Learning Vol. 2)

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) - Teacher Competency Framework for Pacific Small Island Developing States (Pacific SIDS) (Pursuing Quality in Early Learning Vol. 2)

The development of this Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Teacher Competency Framework for Southeast Asia (SEA) was a joint initiative of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) and the Pacific Regional Council for Early Childhood Care and Education (PRC4ECCE) in collaboration with the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Fiji Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts. Recognizing the critical roles that teachers have in child development, this competency framework for ECCE teachers in the Pacific SIDS was developed as part of a wider UNESCO project that aims to contribute to the professionalization and capacity development of ECCE teachers.

The ECCE teacher competency framework covers competencies of teachers of children aged three to five (3–5) in preprimary settings and aims to enhance the professionalization and capacity development of ECCE teachers in the Pacific SIDS by:

• Providing comprehensive descriptions of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that ECCE teachers in the Pacific SIDS need to support holistic development of a child,

• Providing systematic and consistent structure and content to support the professional development of the Pacific SIDS’s early childhood workforce,

• Supplementing existing Pacific SIDS frameworks, or functioning as a catalyst from which other countries can develop their own frameworks that consider unique country conditions and ECCE landscapes,

• Strengthening collaboration among different ECCE stakeholders at the local, national, and regional levels.

The framework does not intend to replace existing teacher competency frameworks in the Pacific SIDS, nor in individual countries that have developed their own teacher standards. Rather, it is an attempt to bridge the various efforts on early childhood education to improve and enhance this particular sector’s overall quality in the region. The framework likewise addresses calls to contextualize quality assurance mechanisms to be more responsive to the Pacific SIDS contexts and needs.

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Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) - Teacher Competency Framework for Pacific Small Island Developing States (Pacific SIDS) (Pursuing Quality in Early Learning Vol. 2)
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok; Suva: PRC4ECCE,  2018, 36p.

ISBN 978-92-9223-601-4 (Print version)
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Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) - Teacher Competency Framework for Southeast Asia (SEA) (Pursuing Quality in Early Learning Vol. 1)

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