This introductory chapter outlines the background of the Early Childhood Education Study (ECES). It sets out the policy study aims and research questions, and describes the ECES two phase research design. It also identifies the intentions and outputs for the policy module, and the methodology of the policy questionnaire. Finally, it gives basic information on the participating countries and briefly describes how the data in this report are to be presented.
- Early Childhood Education
- Child Outcome
- ISCED Level
- Early Childhood Education Specialist
- Early Childhood Education Setting
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Bertram, T., Pascal, C. (2016). Introduction. In: Early Childhood Policies and Systems in Eight Countries. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39847-1_2
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