Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe 2011 (Volume 2)

Published by the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education / Alliance for Childhood European Network Group


This publication consists of talks given by a range of experts to The Quality of Childhood Working Group in the European Parliament.


Contributors include Christopher Clouder, Sue Gerhardt, Ivan Ivanov, Michiel Matthes, Peter Moss, Vanessa Pallucchi, Bernard Rorke, Fátima Sánchez Santiago, Andreas Schleicher, Lorne Walters, Richard Wilkinson & Lívia Járóka.


Editors:  C. Clouder, B. Heys, M. Matthes, & P. Sullivan

Publisher:  ECSWE (European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education), East Sussex, UK.

(In collaboration with the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group)


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Table of Content

QOC Table of Content

Introductory Chapters:
Towards a living education by Christopher Clouder and 'Improving the quality of childhood: the progress made over the last few years' by Michiel Matthes

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Chapter 1:
The Quality of Childhood, Evidence from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) by Andreas Schleicher

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Chapter 2:
Inequality and the Wellbeing of Adults and Childhood in Rich Countries by Professor Richard Wilkinson

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Chapter 3:
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain by Sue Gerhardt

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Chapter 4:
The Case of the Roma Children by Ivan Ivanov Bernard Rorke and Lorne Walters

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Chapter 5:
Parental leave policies by Professor Peter Moss

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Chapter 6:
Lessons from Italy: Child friendly cities by Vanessa Pallucchi

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Chapter 7:
Social and Emotional Education in Cantabria, Spain by Fátima Sánchez Santiago

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Members of the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group and International Network

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