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  • Third ISOTIS newsletter released

    We are happy to present the 3rd ISOTIS Newsletter! This includes news about the project developments, participation in meetings, scientific events and workshops, and ISOTIS-related publications.   Check out the 3rd ISOTIS newsletter.

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  • ISOTIS first annual meeting

    The first annual ISOTIS meeting was held in the Free University of Berlin, on December 3rd-6th. Our team discussed the work that had been developed and future steps. We had the privilege of welcoming the members of the ISOTIS Advisory Board, Tove Mogstad Slinde (Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research), Ljiljana Vasić (Pomoc Deci; Eurochild), […]

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  • The ISOTIS team discusses the development of a Virtual Learning Environment

    ISOTIS researchers addressing inclusive curricula in the classroom, family support and professional development in the scope of the project, met in Brno, Czech Republic, on October 26-27th, to discuss the development of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The aim of the VLE is to develop an interactive e-learning environment that can be used by parents, […]

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  • October 26: Webinar from the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative on the integration on early years services.

    The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative will conduct the webinar “Challenges and opportunities in integrating early years services: a spotlight on the workforce”. The objective is to discuss the conditions for interagency work from the perspective of those in a position of leadership in the early year’s workforce. ISOTIS researcher Jacqueline Barnes will be one of […]

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  • New article: Early education and care is key to improve school readiness by Edward Melhuish

    ISOTIS researcher Edward Melhuish (University of Oxford, England) is the author of the article “Early education and care is key to improve school readiness”, recently published in the Child and Family Blog. This article highlights that parental influence matters more, but investing in early education and care is a simpler way to secure improvements. The […]

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  • The ISOTIS team will interview parents about their children’s education and upbringing

    The ISOTIS team is planning to interview parents on their experiences related to children’s education and upbringing (experiences with educational systems and support services, hopes and wishes for their children, resources and support needs). Interviews will be aimed at parents with a Turkish, North-African, Roma or native lower socio-economic background, who have children aged 3-6 […]

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  • OECD publishes the report Education at a Glance 2017

    The report Education at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators was recently published, and it provides information on: the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; the access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools. The report covers all […]

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  • The European Commission launches a public consultation on the evaluation of the EU framework for Roma Integration

    The European Commission launches the Public Consultation on the Evaluation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020. It will run until October 25. As mentioned here “The aim of the consultation is to collect stakeholders’ views on the achievements and challenges faced during the years of implementation of the EU […]

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  • New UNICEF report on Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries

    UNICEF has recently published the Innocenti Report Card 14 Children in the Developed World: Building the Future – Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries. This Report Card offers an assessment of child well-being in the context of sustainable development across 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic […]

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  • The ISOTIS team is identifying promising approaches

    The ISOTIS team is currently working on identifying promising approaches to family support, curriculum and pedagogy development, professional development, and inter-agency coordination. This work is being developed through research data-bases, the internet, and consultation of experts and literature. Based on these findings, the team will identify approaches to be discussed and reviewed more in-depth and […]

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  • The European Commission launches a public consultation: EU legislation on legal migration (until September 18th)

    The European Commission launches a public consultation on the European Union’s legislation on the legal migration of non-EU citizens (Fitness Check on EU legal migration legislation). It will run until 18 September 2017. As mentioned here “The current evaluation aims at assessing the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and EU added value of the legislation; identifying […]

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  • Public Policy Exchange will hold a symposium on migrant integration (September 14th)

    The symposium “Promoting migrant integration for a powerful, diverse and multicultural Europe” will be held by Public Policy Exchange on September 14th, in Brussels. According to Public Policy Exchange (see here), delegates will: “Assess the EU framework for migration and integration; Explore solutions for better integration of migrants at the EU, national and local levels; […]

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  • The ISOTIS team met with experts

    The ISOTIS team organized an expert meeting on June 22nd-23rd, hosted by the partner institution International Step by Step Association (ISSA) , which took place at the Child Rights Home, in Leiden, the Netherlands. Experts from different institutions and countries (meet them here) were invited to debate the following themes: profiling the target groups in […]

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  • Learning with Storypark

    The ISOTIS project has the objective of designing collaborative online tools and apps for parents, classrooms and professionals involved in the lives of culturally and linguistically diverse families. On June 21st, 2017, in Leiden, the Netherlands, the ISOTIS team got valuable input from the presentation on Storypark by its CEO, Peter Dixon, who highlighted the […]

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  • Meeting on data collection in the parent interview study (WP2)

    On June 21st 2017, all ISOTIS partners involved in Work Package 2 (parent and child interview studies) held a data collection meeting in Leiden, the Netherlands. During this inspiring day, several topics on both the large-scale quantitative and in-depth qualitative parent interview study were discussed, which focuses on families’ resources, experiences, aspirations and support needs. […]

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  • ISOTIS releases literature reviews

    ISOTIS recently released reviews on: • Inequality in various stages of the educational career: Patterns and mechanisms – Literature review, by Jan Skopek, Herman Van de Werfhorst, Jesper Rözer, Henrik Daae Zachrisson, Thomas van Huizen Download the full report (pdf). • Parent and family focused support to increase educational equality – Central assumptions and core […]

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  • Developing plans at the ISOTIS kick-off meeting

    On January 15th – 17th 2017, the ISOTIS project has been officially launched with the ISOTIS Kick-off meeting. The meeting was organized by the Coordinator (Utrecht University) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. All ISOTIS partner institutions were represented at the meeting and the consortium welcomed also five Advisory board members, the ISOTIS Ethics advisor and the […]

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  • Welcome to ISOTIS

    The project ISOTIS, funded by the European Union within the Horizon2020 program, has just begun. ISOTIS is a continuation of the CARE-project (European Union 7th Framework Programme, grant agreement 613318; www.ecec-care.org ) and involves many of the former CARE-partners. CARE addressed curriculum, quality and impact of early childhood education and care in Europe. ISOTIS expands […]

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