NIER International Symposium on Education Reform, FY2019
International Comparison of Early Childhood Education and Care

: Insights from the OECD Starting Strong Survey 2018

Outline

In October 2019, OECD released the results of the Starting Strong Survey, the first international survey focusing on the workforce in early childhood education and care (ECEC). This survey covering 9 countries including Japan, collected data on staff’s pedagogical practices, working conditions, professional development, etc. The purpose of this symposium is to consider and discuss what can be seen from international comparison of ECEC mainly in Japan, Norway, and Korea, based on the results of this survey.

Basic information

Date: February 20th, 2020 1:00pm~5:00pm(Open: 0:30 pm)
Place: Assembly Hall, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) of JAPAN 3F
Host: National Institute for Educational Policy Research
Audience: 400
Language:Japanese-English(Simultaneous Translation)
Admission free

Program

Time Contents
1:00pm~1:10 Opening Remarks from the Director General, NIER
NAKAGAWA Takeo
1:10pm~1:45 【Keynote speech】
Yuri Obara BELFALI (Head of Division, Early Childhood and Schools, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD)
"Worldwide Policy Trend for Early Childhood Education and Care and Perspectives from the OECD Starting Strong Survey 2018”
1:45pm~2:30 AKITA Kiyomi(Dean, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo)
"Insight of Goodness and Challenges of ECEC in Japan from the Perspectives of International Comparison"
2:30pm~2:40 (Break 10min.)
2:40pm~3:55 【Panel discussion】
Moderator: WATANABE Keiko (Director, Early Childhood Education Research Center, NIER )
"Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of ECEC Viewed from OECD Starting Strong Survey 2018 – Norway, Korea and Japan"

Speakers:
from Norway:Ms. Tove SLINDE (Senior Adviser, Department for Schools and Kindergartens, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research)
from Korea:Dr. Mugyeong MOON(Director, Office of International Research, Korea Institute of Child Care and Education)
from Japan: Mr. SUGIURA Kentaro(Senior Researcher, Early Childhood Education Research Center, NIER )
3:55pm~4:05 (Break 10min.)
4:05pm~4:55 Discussion
BELFALI, AKITA, SLINDE, MOON, SUGIURA
4:55pm~5:00 Closing remarks
SATO Yasunori(Deputy Director-General, NIER)

Materials and Discussion Report

Contents Materials
【Keynote speech】
Yuri Obara BELFALI (Head of Division, Early Childhood and Schools, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD)
"Worldwide Policy Trend for Early Childhood Education and Care and Perspectives from the OECD Starting Strong Survey 2018”
Yuri Obara BELFALI (OECD教育・スキル局 幼児期・学校課長)
(PDF10.5MB)
AKITA Kiyomi(Dean, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo)
"Insight of Goodness and Challenges of ECEC in Japan from the Perspectives of International Comparison"
AKITA Kiyomi
(PDF2.58MB)
【Panel discussion】Short lecture
Tove SLINDE (Senior Adviser, Department for Schools and Kindergartens, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research)
"How the findings can inform the work on quality and inclusiveness in Early Childhood Education and Care in Norway"
Tove SLINDE
(PDF9.73MB)
Mugyeong MOON(Vice-President, Office of International Research, Korea Institute of Child Care and Education)
"Transforming Data into Policy: Key findings and Implication of the OECD Starting Strong Survey for Korea"
Mugyeong MOON
(PDF8.40MB)
SUGIURA Kentaro(Senior Researcher, Early Childhood Education Research Center, NIER)
"OECD Starting Strong Survey 2018: Outline of the Results - With a focus on Japan"
SUGIURA Kentaro
(PDF11.4MB)
 【Discussion report】
"Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of ECEC Viewed from OECD Starting Strong Survey 2018 – Norway, Korea and Japan"
Moderator: WATANABE Keiko (Director, Early Childhood Education Research Center, NIER )
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