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Lynette Jackson: Promoting Capacity in ECD


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Slides from the "Exploring Our Boundaries" panel presentation at the ETUG Fall 2008 workshop at Vancouver Island University

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Lynette Jackson: Promoting Capacity in ECD

  1. 1. Promoting Capacity in ECD
  2. 2. The Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria <ul><li>ECD Capacity Building </li></ul><ul><li>ECD Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>ECD Network Enhancement </li></ul>
  3. 3. ECDVU History <ul><li>1994: International Child, Youth and Family Conference (Victoria, B.C.) </li></ul><ul><li>1995: First International ECD Seminar (Victoria, B.C.) </li></ul><ul><li>1997: First African ECD Seminar (Windhoek, Namibia) </li></ul><ul><li>1997: SE Asia/Pacific ECD Seminar (Singapore) </li></ul><ul><li>1998: Second African ECD Seminar (Banjul, The Gambia) </li></ul><ul><li>1999: 1st African Intl. Conference on ECD (Kampala, Uganda) </li></ul><ul><li>2000: Commenced Development of ECDVU web-based M.A. program </li></ul><ul><li>2001: Commenced ECDVU delivery with 30 students in 10 countries </li></ul><ul><li>2002 : 2 nd African Intl. Conference on ECD (Asmara, Eritrea) </li></ul><ul><li>2003: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) one year delivery </li></ul><ul><li>2004: Africa ECDVU M.A. delivery completion (27 of 30 students complete) </li></ul><ul><li>2005: 3 rd African Intl. Conference on ECD (Accra, Ghana) </li></ul><ul><li>2005: Yemen ECDVU one-year delivery (15 of 17 students complete) </li></ul><ul><li>2006: Commenced ECDVU one-year program delivery (SSA-2) </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Launch partnership with African Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>2008: Completion of SSA-2 (23 of 24 students complete) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Senegal Burkina Faso African – ECDVU SSA-1 & SSA-2 Cohort countries (n=12) The Gambia Lesotho Zambia Malawi Tanzania Kenya Uganda Eritrea Ghana Nigeria
  5. 5. Step 1: Country Committee Step 2: Country Goals <ul><li>Country Committee: </li></ul><ul><li>Broadly Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Review PRSPs, SWAPs, CASs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify ECD Goals & Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute ECDVU opportunity broadly </li></ul><ul><li>Collect and Review Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Nominate Country Applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-through Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Impact Evaluation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Countries Identify ECD Goals and then Nominate Leader-Participants Combination of On-Line and In-Region face-to-face Web Employer Support for Seminars Web Seminar Seminar COUNTRIES: Sub-Saharan Africa Burkina Faso Malawi Eritrea Nigeria The Gambia Senegal Ghana Tanzania Kenya Uganda Lesotho Zambia Middle East / North Africa Egypt Lebanon Jordan Yemen
  7. 7. Country Team: Malawi <ul><li>National government ECD policies developed and approved </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative ECD rural support activities and community-driven initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Single mothers initiative in rural areas (award winning program) </li></ul><ul><li>New training initiatives, delivered from rural, through districts to national and involving ECDVU team members </li></ul><ul><li>UNICEF as key partner with ECDVU team members </li></ul><ul><li>New university courses introduced </li></ul>
  8. 8. WHERE CHILDREN LIVE: Globalization: Whose Voices? Whose Children? ACADEMIC LITERATURE RE: CHILDREN 90% 5% 10% 95% Majority World Majority World Minority World Minority World
  9. 9. ECDVU Copright © 2003, ECDVU. All rights reserved