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Title: Gender, Early Childhood and School Readiness: Critical Links


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Gender, Early Childhood and School Readiness
Critical Links
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Strong Foundations GMR 2007
  • Platform for high level advocacy
  • Stimulates critical dialogue
  • Emphasizes synergy ECD EFA and MDG
  • Highlights gaps and identifies challenges
  • Data driven comparative insight
  • Identifies those left behind
  • Urgent call coordination, national policies,
    political will and donor commitment

3
Program Diversity Formidable Challenge
  • Many players
  • Lack of benchmarks, standards
  • Absence of disaggregated data
  • Other ECCE programs
  • Parental education excluded
  • Care component lacking

4
Challenges Impact on 2007 GMR
  • Reliance on preprimary institutions
  • Typology of alternative options
  • Focus on education sector
  • Strong conceptual linkages
  • Practical programmatic coordination
  • Capitalize on existing global initiatives

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Objectives
  • Rationale for linking ECCE/UNGEI
  • Science of ECD process of early gender
    socialization
  • Program Implications
  • Build on health/nutrition interventions
  • Alternatives to preschool
  • Quality Preschool/primary

6
Barriers to Girls Education
  • Gender discrimination
  • Poverty
  • Weak legal frameworks
  • Uneven playing field
  • Safety and security
  • Irrelevant/poor quality learning environment
  • Single focus strategies

7
ECD and UNGEI A Critical Link
  • Family
  • Promote positive gender socialization
  • Increase aspirations/expectations
  • Support family literacy
  • Instills rhythm of schooling

8
ECD and UNGEI
  • Girls
  • Enhances self esteem aspirations
  • Relieves child care responsibilities
  • Facilitates on time enrolment/readiness
  • Schools
  • Improves learning/teaching methods
  • Promotes internal efficiency

9
Explosion of Research
  • Developmental health
  • Brain development
  • Genetics and experience
  • Coping and competence
  • Communication and learning.

10
Social Emotional Development
  • Attachment
  • Play
  • Language and communication
  • Self-esteem
  • Compliance and sense of values
  • Emotional regulation
  • Concentration, planning, problem solving
  • Social competence and empathy

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Gender Socialization
  • Ability/drive to imitate social appropriate
    gender roles
  • Self-conscious emotions (shame, embarrassment,
    pride 18- 24)
  • Gender categories established (24 months)
  • Categorize behavior select gender appropriate
    response
  • Externally reinforced
  • Increasing gender typed behaviors

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Factors Influencing Gender Development
  • Genetic Influences
  • Environmental Influences
  • Traditional gender roles
  • Activities/opportunities
  • Parental/family expectations/response
  • Peers
  • School
  • Media

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Reaching Youngest Girls/Families The first 3
Years
  • Role of child health care providers
  • Early child development science of health
    promotion
  • Assessment physical as well as behavior
  • Build on strengths
  • Anticipatory guidance/threats to development
  • Focused questions guided observations
  • Touch points in gender socialization

14
Existing Points of Entry Comprehensive Services
  • Community Health Centers
  • Safe Motherhood
  • Integrated Management of Child Illness
  • Home Visiting Models
  • Nutrition/feeding programmes
  • Baby Friendly Hospitals

15
When There Are No Preschools
  • Parenting Education Programs
  • Support parent/home learning environments
  • Guiding frameworks/flexibility to address
    supports/curtails development

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Recommended Strategies
  • Child-to-child Approach
  • Captures a natural learning system
  • Extends the school into family
  • Series of interactive activities /learning games
  • Focus attention year before formal school
  • Community based Family Resource Centers
  • Early learning activities
  • Parent support/education
  • Entry point/linkages health/nutrition services

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Quality Preprimary/Grade One
  • Teaching and Learning Methods
  • Assessments/observations build on strengths,
    needs, individual learning styles
  • Guided play-based learning
  • Problem solving skills
  • Balance of child-initiated and adult-directed
  • Promotion of early literacy and language skills
  • Context driven learning themes bridge from home
    to school

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Summary
  • GMR powerful advocacy tool
  • Urgent call for conceptual clarity/strategic
    frameworks
  • Science of ECD early gender socialization
  • Critical linkages to UNGEI/FTI
  • Strategic Recommendations
  • Strengthen collaboration with existing health
    services
  • Alternatives to formal preschools
  • Quality teaching and learning

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