ACEI Global Guidelines take center stage
FIRAT UNIVERSITY, ELAZIĞ, TURKEY, HOSTS DELEGATION TO DISCUSS BEST PRACTICES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
From March 12-16, 2012, the Education Faculty of Firat University welcomed delegates from the United States to Elaziğ, Turkey. Included in the delegation was Dr. Elizabeth Sandell, Guide Team Leader of ACEI’s Training and Technical Assistance Forum. Although the delegation’s visit included a wide range of discussions on early childhood classroom quality, attendees also participated in an orientation and practice led by Dr. Sandell for using the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment as a framework for assessing and establishing quality early childhood education programming.
A visit to Firat Preschool was also included. Firat Preschool served as the first school to begin using the ACEI Global Guidelines to assess and celebrate quality in early childhood care and education in Turkey. Firat Preschool administrators received a “Certificate of Participation” in the Global Guidelines Assessment. During coming months, the Turkish faculty members of Firat University will partner with the Firat Preschool administrators and teachers to build on the school’s strengths for professional development.
ACEI’s Training and Technical Assistance Forum believe the Global Guidelines training was an important part of highlighting ACEI’s Decade for Childhood, a 10-year initiative, 2012-2022, that provides formal opportunities for individuals and organizations to continue to disseminate knowledge, consider best policies and practices, and support a global conversation about childhood. Diane Whitehead, ACEI Executive Director, stated “The Decade for Childhood gives us a chance to build awareness about children’s education, health and well-being and to mobilize forces for change at the grass roots level and through political leadership and policy changes. Opportunities to support quality in early care and education are central to the purpose of the Decade.”
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