Early childhood care and education in Uzbekistan

Aubrey, C. (2012) Early childhood care and education in Uzbekistan. In: Debates on Early Childhood Policies and Practices: Global Snapshots of Pedagogical Thinking and Encounters. Taylor and Francis, pp. 51-61. ISBN 9780203157954 (ISBN)

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Abstract

History, infrastructure and capacity for early childhood development (ECD) policies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have traditionally been positive and strong. The period of transition from Soviet control in the early 1990s was marked by economic decline, decrease in availability of services and reduced ECD outcomes. This chapter describes the approach of one international organisation to tackling challenges for young children and families in Uzbekistan. Findings indicated that a range of strategies - from home visits and one-to-one contacts to targeted community and service-provider engagement and national partnerships - delivered key messages about safe motherhood, public health and practice of child nutrition, sanitation and hygiene, psychological, physical and social development of children. Kindergarten enrolment was most neglected at 16.5 per cent of eligible children. By focusing on the most vulnerable children, families and communities and their health, social care and welfare needs, it was possible to scale up coverage and incorporate ECD for basic schooling. Postcolonial theory served as a tool to uncover forms of power and control that are old and new. © 2012 selection and editorial material, Theodora Papatheodorou.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Care and education, Early childhood, Uzbekistan
Subjects: X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Childhood
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017 14:44
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2193

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