Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

The long and winding road to professionalising early childhood education & care

Seminar by Professor Mathias Urban

Mathias Urban is Desmond Chair of Early Childhood Education at Dublin City University, Ireland. He works on questions of diversity and equality, social justice, evaluation and professionalism in working with young children, families and communities in diverse socio-cultural contexts. From 2010 to 2011 he coordinated the European CoRe project (Competence Requirements in Early Childhood Education and Care). His current and recent projects include collaborative studies on early childhood professionalism in Colombia (Sistemas Competentes para la AtenciĆ³n Integral a la Primera Infancia), studies on Privatisation and on the impact of Assessment Regimes, and an 11-country project on Governance and Leadership for Competent Systems in Early Childhood. Mathias is an International Research Fellow with the Critical Childhood Public Policy Research Collaborative, a member of the PILIS research group (Primera Infancia, Lenguaje e InclusiĆ³n Social), Chair of the DECET network (Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training), a member of the AERA special interest group critical perspectives on early childhood education. Mathias is the President of the International Froebel Society (IFS). This seminar can be taken as CPD:

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Location: CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Ms. Marie O'Donovan
021 4903487

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