OMEP’s ESD 2013-14 Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson & John Siraj-Blatchford Cork 2014, WA Three main issues • Background report for UNESCO’s conference in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan ending the Decade for Education for Sustainable Development • The Education Rating Scale for Sustainable Development in Early Childhood (ERS-SDEC) • OMEP’s World Project 2013-14; Equality for Sustainability • Future: OMEP’s World Project 2014-16 UNESCO report – some conclusions • Sustainable development an transformative and holistic redefinition of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) • Universal access to ECCE • Quality Provisions for ECCE • Further Wash from the Start • Further actions to reduce violence against children • The Rights of Young Children • The Initial Education and Training of ECCE Professionals • Delegated funding for ESD and ECCE The report has lead to • OMEP being asked to run the work-shop in ECCE together with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa, in Nagoya • Planning for further OMEP work in ESD took place in a workshop in Gothenburg 9-10 June – By going back to and revise the Gothenburg recommendations from 2008 – OMEP working with other agencies – Examples of practices – Developing a new world project related to teacher ed Equality for sustainability • • • • • • • 13 countries participated, in total 87projects Socio-economic/ relative poverty Special needs and disability Social Injustice (general) Gender Ethnicity (and indigenous peoples) Participating countries; Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Kenya, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, Russia Winners 2014 • “Children’s ideas about families’ access to food from a perspective of wealth and poverty” - Dr Libby-Lee Hammond, Dr Sandra Hesterman, Dr Marianne Knaus and Mrs Mary Vajda (Australia) • “Protección de la Madre Tierra” (Protecting Mother Earth) - Jocelyn Uribe and Verónica Romo (Chile) • ”Matarajio’: Gender equality in Kenya” - Mercy Murugi Macharia (Kenya) • “All the children of the world” - Jarmila Sobotova (Slovak Republic) Two Fridges The right to equality without distinction of race, religion, origin, position. The right to protection against discrimination and education in the spirit of tolerance, peace and brotherhood. Activity:1 People of the world Such as we are all ‘Matarajio’: Gender equality in Kenya Wangari Maathai Zoe Miles with children at Cranborne Preschool UK Ng'ondu Preschool: UK-Kenya Partnership Wangari Maathai Protection of mother earth Early Childhood Education Program Universidad Central de Chile We are in the process of designing lines of action and proposals for working with children, staff, family and communities, so they can adopt attitudes and actions in favour of the environment, that promote equality among people, independent of their diversity, and that are based on the wisdom of the American indigenous peoples. ERS-SDEC • The scale have been piloted in 10 countries (China, Turkey, Portugal, Korea, Sweden, USA, Norway, UK, Chile, Kenya) • Will soon be published by Springer! The next step forward – our suggestions • • • • • OMEP/UNESCO World Project – 2014-16 UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) Developing video exemplars of good practice Production of an ECERS-ESD Manual and DVD Production of Resource Pack for initial and inservice teacher education • Project Workshops: South Korea (Jan 2015), Washington (July 2015), TBC (July 2016) OMEP in the • Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All • Coordination Group 2014-2016 - my intention will be to promote attention to early childhood education as the child’s first step to education for sustainability!