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A decade of reflection: Early childhood care and education in Ireland 1996-2006

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Conference papers
Edited by Hayes, Noirin & Bradley, Siobhan
Publication Date: 
21 Nov 2006

In November, 2006, the CSER, given developments since the Childcare (PreSchool) Regulations (1996) hosted a seminar with key national and international experts to consider aspects of Ireland’s ECCE from a policy, research and practice perspective and to generate discussion and debate. The first in this series of CSER seminars, ‘A Decade of Reflection, Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland: 1996 – 2006’, aimed to elevate awareness, generate debate, highlight issues and advance collaboration amongst key players within the field.


Dr Noirin Hayes is Head of Learning Development, Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology and Director of the Centre for Social & Educational Research.

Dr. John Bennett was program manager of the OECD early childhood reviews and co-author of the two Starting Strong volumes. He was formerly head of the early childhood and family division in UNESCO.

Dr. Mathias Urban is from the International Centre for Research, Studies and Development at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Sylda Langford is Director General of the Office of the Minister for Children (OMC), Department of Health & Children.

Denise McCormilla is Manager with the Boarder Counties Childcare Network and Founding Member of the Irish Childcare Policy Network (ICPN).

Entered Date: 
21 Aug 2019
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