ISSA DECET Conference 2012
ISSA, DECET and Open Academy Step by Step Croatia invite you to a conference which will explore in an interactive manner innovative ways of professional learning that can empower ECEC workers in their search for quality, equity, and respect for diversity. In this context we will look at examples of interesting practices that illustrate innovative approaches to professional learning that empowers ECEC practitioners working with children in increasingly challenging, diverse, and uncertain contexts.
The co-organizers invite practitioners in early years services and primary schools, policymakers and researchers to explore questions related to the professionalization of early care and education staff, through dialogue and a joint professional learning process.
The language of the conference will be English with translation into Russian and Croatian.
Contact Person for logistical issues: Ms. Ivana Vahcic and Ms Sanja Koscak, Globtour Event firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person for other questions: Ms. Eva Izsak, ISSA: email@example.com
Contact Person for abstract submission: Dr. Jan Peters, DECET: firstname.lastname@example.org
15 October, 08:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Launch of the Romani Early Years Network at Hotel Milenij, in Room Milenij
Address: M. Tita 109, 51410 Opatija
All conference participants are welcome to attend the launch of the Romani Early Years Network. This joint initiative of the Open Society Foundation’s Roma ‘Kopaçi’ initiatives at the Early Childhood Programme (ECP) and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), in cooperation with ISSA’s members will be launched this evening. The goal of the Romani Early Years Network is to empower Roma and non-Roma Early Childhood Development (ECD) professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, offering them opportunities for professional development, study visits, and international networking across the early childhood development sector. Join us for this evening, and let’s celebrate the launch of the network together!
The brief official launch will be followed by music and dancing. During the party, only snacks and drinks will be served.
Five reasons to book now to save a place at this Conference
If you are working in early childhood development and education, if you are interested in professional development,if you want to contribute to making the world a better place for every child, don't miss this Conference. Here are 5 great reasons why you should attend:
- Cutting edge presentations on the professionalization of early care and education staff.
- Lively sharing of experiences and ideas on how to preserve quality ECEC programs high on global and national agendas in times of financial downturn.
- Great opportunity for networking with experts and representatives of a large number of relevant organizations and networks from different parts of Europe and the world.
- Keynote addresses from leading experts in the field of ECEC.
- Enjoy the gorgeogus scenery of Opatija and its Austro-Hungarian flair with beautiful architecture from the 19th century.