Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, 23. November 2022
- $200,000 of prize money awaits winners of the Khalifa International Award for Early Learning-
The Awarding Committee members of the Khalifa International Award for Early Learning (KIAEL)
this week commended UNESCO’s Tashkent Declaration for Early Childhood
Education’s call to highlight the themes of sustainability and climate
change among the core guiding principles as knowledge drivers for the
transformation of early childhood care and education (ECCE) systems
“We are delighted that representatives of 150 countries
who participated at the recent World Conference on Early Childhood Care
and Education in Uzbekistan endorsed the guiding principles of the
Tashkent Declaration. They have placed strong emphases on the right of
every child to access quality ECCE services; the development of the ECCE
workforce; innovation to transform ECCE; and a whole-of-government,
multi-sectoral and integrated approach to ECCE,” said conference
attendee, Dr. Nirmala Rao, a Chair Professor at the Faculty of Education
at the University of Hong Kong and Serena H C Yang Professor in Early
Childhood Development and Education.
Dr. Rao is one of five Awarding Committee members of the KIAEL.
KIAEL has two categories; Best Research & Studies and Best
Programmes & Teaching Practices. The deadline for applications is
the 28th of February 2023. Applications need to be submitted through the
online application system at https://el.khaward.ae/ before the
“Our mission is to identify and reward both research
on early childhood education and care that supports improvements in
practice and exemplary programmes or teaching practices demonstrated to
improve quality and/or the learning and development of the young
children served,” said Dr Barnett, founding Co-Director of the National
Institute for Early Education and Board of Governors Professor of
Education at Rutgers University.
All programs submitted for
consideration by the KIAEL awarding committee would have been subject to
an evaluation of implementation or outcomes that provide evidence of
implementation and potential or documented impacts on practice in early
learning and on early learning outcomes,” said Professor Iram Siraj,
Professor of Child Development and Education, University of Oxford.
The KIAEL Awarding Committee will select two winners for each award with a cash prize of USD 50,000 for each winner.
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