Math Sciences and Languages the Foundation for Early Learners in the 21st Century? • James O’Meara • Director , Advanced Studies in Teaching NLU • President , International Council on Education for Teaching • Director , World Literacy Council • Chairman, Health Education and Promotion International • Member, UNESCO NGO Liaison Committee
“America is too far behind other countries in terms of mathand science. Top students from around the world are more likely to be bilingualor even trilingualthan our children.” —Secretary Arne Duncan, October 2, 2012
PISA, Early Years and the Finnish Foundation Kirves, L. & Sajaniemi, N. (2012). Bullying in early education settings. Early Child Development and Care, 182 (3-4): p. 383-400. • Sample 89% participation 4-6 y.o. attending Kindergarten in Finland • 7.1% of day care children bullied other children, • 3.3% were bullied by others • immigrant children and children with special needs were more often the victims of bullying than their peers. • Early detection and intervention can improve a child’s adjustment to full-time school, and the quality of peer relationships.
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