ICEC Conferences

Conference 2023

"Transforming Visions into Practice"
How are Quality Reforms for Early Childhood Education and Care  Implemented in Different Countries?

21. Juni 2023 Berlin


International Online Conference 2021

ECEC Centres as a Workplace in International Comparison: Results from the OECD TALIS Starting Strong Survey
24. June 2021


International Conference 2019

Reducing access barriers in ECEC:
International perspectives on local governance

22./23. October 2019, Berlin

International Conference 2016

10 - 11 November 2016, Berlin
Different ways, one goal?
International approaches to quality: regulation and assurance in early childhood

Conference documentation here

International Conference 2014

17 November 2014, Berlin
Longitudinal Studies in early childhood education and care:
What do they tell us about the effects of early education on children's development?

Conference Programme
Longitudinal studies as a part of monitoring early childhood education and care in Germany
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Anders, Freie Universität Berlin

Assessing children’s skills in different countries: Selected national longitudinal studies

National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)
Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
(Please contact Prof. Dr. Weinert to optain the presentation)

Study of Early Education and Development (SEED)
Prof. Dr. Edward Melhuish, University of Oxford University of London, Birkbeck

National Cohort Study Early Childhood Education and Care (Pre-COOL)
Prof. Dr. Paul Leseman, Universiteit Utrecht

Chances and limits of measuring the impact of ECEC on children’s skills with a longitudinal design
Steven Barnett, Ph.D., Rutgers University New Brunswick (USA)

International meassurement of child abilities

OECD international comparative study on preschool children’s development
Miho Taguma,  OECD Paris

International Conference2014

8 - 9 July 2014, Munich
An equal start for all?
International perspectives on selective enrolment and inclusive approaches in early childhood education

The role and impact of universal access to quality ECEC
Dr. Jan Peeters, Centre for Innovation in the Early Years (VBJK), Gent

Differential enrolment patterns in ECEC - European Perspectives

Selective ECEC enrolment patterns in Europe - How does Germany perform?
Dr. Heike Wirth, GESIS, Mannheim

Between expansion and care allowance: selective enrolment in German ECEC
Dr. Christian Alt, German Youth Institute, Munich

National and local policies addressing differential enrolment

Equal access to quality ECEC—what policies make the difference?
Dr. Ludovica Gambaro, University of London, London

Improving accessibility of early child care in Brussels
Ilse Verbeke, Kind en Gezin, Brussels

Inclusive education and care and the role of parents

Families from a migrant background: parents' expectations and experienced quality of ECEC services
Prof. Dr. Birgit Leyendecker, Ruhr University Bochum

Approaches from different countries:

Evaluation of Sure Start children's centres in England: delivery of family services
Dr. Maria Evangelou, Associate Professor University of Oxford, Oxford  

Enhancing access by involving parents: Parents‘ initiatives and 'universités parentales' in France
Michelle Clausier, Association des collectifs enfants parents professionnels (ACEPP), Paris

Heterogeneity and inclusive practice in ECEC services - the German program 'Kinderwelten'
Petra Wagner Institute for situational approach (ISTA), Freie Universität Berlin

International Conference 2013

29 - 30 April 2013, Berlin
International perspectives on early childhood education and care -
What can we learn from each other?

An International Perspective

International cooperation concerning  questions on early childhood education and care: Aims and strategies of the OECD
Prof. Dr. Barbara Ischinger, OECD-director of education, Paris

Towards quality in ECEC: Aims and activities of the European Union
Nora Milotay European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, Brussels

Current questions concerning the German ECEC system: Why broaden our perspective through international comparisons?
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Kalicki, German Youth Institute, Munich                      

ECEC staff

Professionalism  and competence in early childhood education and care: Systemic, political and  conversational
Dr. Mathias Urban, University of East London                       

Professionalisation put to the test: Ten challenges in the international context
Pamela Oberhuemer, State Institute of Early Childhood Research (IFP)                     

Curricula: Contents and implementation

Current  issues in Swedish early childhood education
Anne Kultti, PhD, Goteborgs University

The current  reform of  ECEC in Luxembourg and the challenges for society and politics
Manuel Achten, Ministry of Family and Integration, Luxembourg

Monitoring and evaluation

International approaches to monitoring and evaluation: What should we monitor, why and how?
Richard Walley, Ministry of Education, Wellington             

Monitoring quality in early childhood education and care: An English perspective
Chris Barnham Department of Education, London