F2: Broadening and Deepening Our Understandings of Quality: Working Toward Inclusion and Equity

 

Friday, June 15, 2007

Sponsored by the School of Early Childhood Education, Ryerson University and School of Youth and Child Studies, University of Victoria

This one-day conference session features thinkers currently working internationally and in Canada who seek to broaden and deepen discussions on quality. They will bring new and innovative means and approaches to enrich the quality of early learning and child care programs. This session will be of interest to ELCC practitioners, researchers, faculty, and policy makers concerned about the quality of care and education of our children, families and communities.

  • 9:30: Welcoming Addresses from Sponsors

  • Dr.Rachel Langford, School of ECE, Ryerson University
  • Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria
  • Elaine Ferguson, Child Care Connection Nova Scotia

  • 9:30-4:00: Poster Presentations


  • 10:00-12:00: Keynotes

  • Dr.Peter Moss (Britian): Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education: Why and How
  • Professor Margaret Carr & Ms. Wendy Lee (New Zealand): Alternative Understandings of Quality: A View from New Zealand
  • 10:40-10:50: Break
  • Dr. Alan Pence (British Columbia): Eclipsing the Other: Minority World Influences in Majority World Care
  • Dr. Judith Bernhard (Ontario): Language, Literacy and Diversity: Transformative Education in Multilingual Contexts

  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch


  • 1:00-1:15: Return to plenary for breakout assignments
  • 1:15-2:45: In three concurrent workshops participants will have an opportunity to dialogue with keynote speakers and colleagues about new understandings of quality internationally and in Canada.

  • F2.A: Enhancing Understandings of Diversities as Quality
    Leaders:

  • Dr. Judith Bernhard, Ryerson University
  • Dr. Alan Pence, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Mehru Ali, Ryerson University
  • F2.B: Policy Matters: Reevaluating the Meaning of Inclusion and Equity
    Leaders:

  • Dr. Peter Moss, Institute of Education, University of London, England
  • Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, University of Victoria
  • Ms. Zeenat Janmohamed, George Brown College, Toronto
  • Ms. Jane Beach, Child Care and Research Consultant, British Columbia
  • F2.C: Learning Stories: Rethinking Children’s Assessment in Professional Education and Practice
    Leaders:

  • Professor Margaret Carr, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, New Zealand
  • Ms. Wendy Lee, Educational Leadership Project, New Zealand
  • Dr. Pam Nason, University of New Brunswick
  • Dr. Pam Whitty, Univeristy of New Brunswick


  • 2:45-3:00: Break

  • 3:00-4:00: To further the establishment of on-going dialogues about quality in early learning and child care in Canada, the session will conclude with workshop summaries, future directions and strategies.

Conference proceedings based on keynotes, poster presentations and workshop dialogues will be produced and distributed.

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