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EARLY YEARS CARE AND EDUCATION- SOUTH ASIAN REGION AN AGENDA FOR RESEARCH. T.S. Saraswathi Formerly with The M.S.University of Baroda. OUTLINE. Why invest in good Research? Proposed Agenda for Research – Multi-pronged. At the Macro Level At the Mid Level At the Micro Level

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early years care and education south asian region an agenda for research

EARLY YEARS CARE AND EDUCATION- SOUTH ASIAN REGIONAN AGENDA FOR RESEARCH

T.S. Saraswathi

Formerly with The M.S.University of Baroda

outline
OUTLINE
  • Why invest in good Research?
  • Proposed Agenda for Research – Multi-pronged.
  • At the Macro Level
  • At the Mid Level
  • At the Micro Level
  • Where do we go from here?
why invest in good research
WHY INVEST IN GOOD RESEARCH ?
  • To build a culturally relevant data base.
  • Provide descriptions of good practices that promote child well being and positive development.
  • Inform and build “evidence based” policy formulation. (From the perspectives of the child and family.)
  • Evaluate implementation of interventions to develop coordinating mechanisms (health, nutrition, education, and social protection)
  • Explain why, how, and where interventions work.
  • Provide empirical evidence for advocacy.
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Macro-level

  • Comprehensive coverage. Quantitative mapping
  • Meta-analyses for policy research.
  • Inter - sectoral coordination (health, nutrition, education, social care/protection)
  • Mid-level
  • Large scale studies/ Representative samples
  • Multi-centric studies/ purposive samples.
  • Development of standardized tools.
  • Hypotheses generation
  • Micro-level
  • In-depth studies/small samples
  • Varied research designs from exploratory to experimental
  • Hypotheses testing.
  • Building a landscape of culture sensitive knowledge

A MULTI-PRONGED AGENDA - RESEARCH IN CARE AND EDUCATION DURING EARLY YEARS

macro level surveys the big picture
MACRO-LEVEL SURVEYS (THE BIG PICTURE)
  • Builds a quantitative landscape of what facilities exist, where they are situated and whom they serve.
  • Research Questions that can be answered
    • What is the extent of coverage?
    • Which are the regions that need added input?
    • Who are the children who get excluded from the program? (by gender, caste, socio-economic factors).

(Example NCERT survey (2002/2005) of elementary education in India.)

  • Funding source: Central Government/Concerned Ministry
mid level large scale studies
Mid-level- large scale studies

A. Evaluative studies

  • Representative sample/ Quantitative/Qualitative

(Example: Pratham /ASER, Educational Initiatives/ AZPF)

B. Multi-centric studies

  • Descriptive, co- relational, hypotheses generating. Quantitative and Qualitative.

(Example: CECED Multi-centric study)

…..cont

mid level large scale studies 2
MID-LEVEL- LARGE SCALE STUDIES..2

Research Questions:

      • What works: Efficacy of good practices?
      • Under what conditions do good practices prevail?
      • Who are the beneficiaries; who gets excluded?
      • What can be done to promote sustain and spread good practices?
      • What lessons can we learn from survey of existing research lit.?
  • Funding sources: International organizations like UNESCO, UNICEF, WB ,BVLR ,Corporate Trusts, Private Foundations.
micro level
MICRO-LEVEL

A. Hypotheses testing small sample studies.

  • Ethnographic and in depth case studies.
  • Social profiles of exclusion.
  • Teacher performance, training, support.
  • Variations in private schools quality, accountability.

B. Longitudinal studies.

  • Hypotheses testing on small sample.
  • Evaluative follow up from pre-school to elementary years.
micro level 2
MICRO-LEVEL…2
  • Research questions related to:
      • Ecology of child development and parenting.
      • Children's learning and performance.
      • Teacher availability, qualifications, performance, motivation.
      • Schools/Teachers quality and accountability
  • Funding sources:
    • Public and Private funding agencies/organizations
    • Fellowships

…..cont

so where do we go from here
SO WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
  • Reiterate the significance of early years and the need for sound empirical data.
  • Demand macro-level information on public and private programs.
  • Develop culturally relevant understanding and appropriate strategies for care and pedagogy.
  • Initiate collaborative research across the region and within countries especially for mid level large scale studies. …cont
so where do we go from here 2
SO WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE… 2
  • Encourage funders to support coordinated series of micro-level studies in thrust areas of EYCE.
  • Recommend the inclusion of EYCE as thrust areas by national funding bodies.
  • Set up a regional program of regular training workshops to strengthen research competence and research output.