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Jan

Ten-day minimum paternity leave to be rolled out across EU

EXCERPTS  In an effort to promote gender equality, EU institutions have approved the establishment of a ten-day minimum paternity leave for the whole of the EU, which represents a step forward for most countries....
30
Jan

New rules to protect thousands of mums from redundancy while on maternity leave

EXCERPTS  Thousands of women who return to work after maternity leave could be given greater protection from redundancy, under news plans to tackle workplace discrimination. A new consultation is underway to extend...
30
Jan

Kenyan approach holds promise for boosting early childhood education

EXCERPTS There has been a big push by countries in sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade to improve early childhood education. This refers to pre-primary schools, which usually caters to children aged between 4 and 5...
30
Jan

Removing caps on class sizes is a failure of both education and economics

EXCERPTS It’s hard not to be outraged by Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson’s recent announcement that her government is considering removing the caps on the class size of kindergarten and primary grades. Anyone...
30
Jan

Initiative: Paternity leave - two weeks to one month

Father's vacation would not come at expense of mother's, but granted to father from state budget after mother completes maternity leave. EXCERPTS The Prime Minister's Office is currently...
30
Jan

Local families ‘spending more on childcare than food and heat’

EXCERPTS For two-thirds of families in Northern Ireland, the childcare bill is their largest or second largest monthly outgoing. The startling figure was revealed as Employers For Childcare launches the 9th Annual...
30
Jan

China to address urban kindergarten affiliation issue

EXCERPTS China has launched a campaign to address problems concerning kindergartens affiliated to urban residential communities. Communities that do not have their own kindergartens or those with an insufficient number...
30
Jan

Early childhood education in Mexico: Expansion, quality improvement, and curricular reform

Summary  An accumulation of research across hundreds of studies shows the benefits of quality early childhood care and education for children’s later learning, school success and social development. In recognition of...
30
Jan

The early years workforce in England

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30
Jan

The pursuit of gender equality: An uphill battle

How does Canada compare? Abstract

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