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Good Practice for Good Jobs in Early Childhood Education and Care

Published on June 14, 2019

Also available in: German

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Recruiting and retaining skilled staff is a long-standing challenge for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. OECD countries are increasingly demanding that ECEC staff be highly skilled and highly qualified, but a combination of low wages, a lack of status and public recognition, poor working conditions, and limited opportunities for professional development mean that recruitment and retention are frequently difficult. What can countries do to build a highly qualified and well-trained ECEC workforce? What is the best route to increasing staff skills without exacerbating staff shortages? How can countries boost pay and working conditions in the context of limited resources? Building on past OECD work on early childhood education and care, and drawing on the experience of OECD countries, this report outlines good practice policy measures for improving jobs in ECEC and for constructing a high-quality workforce.

 

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  • ‌Good Practice for Good Jobs in Early Childhood Education and Care: Eight policy measures from OECD countries (English German)

 

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  • ‌What can countries do to build a highly-qualified and well-trained workforce in early childhood #education and care? @OECD_Social
  • Pre-school teachers often earn far less than they could elsewhere with their levels of education. Improving pay and recognition would help develop and retain highly-skilled staff @OECD_Social
  • Boys are far less likely than girls to expect to work in childcare or PreSchool  @OECD_Social

 

 

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