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Jordan
For a long time now, Jordan has been hosting refugees from other countries. The Syrian refugees have become the biggest refugee community during the last years. Among them, there are many school-aged children. This website documents challenges and solutions about how to organise the schooling of these children. One major solution was the introduction of the socalled "double [...]

Arab States; Europe; Germany
The dictionary provides children and youths with explanations about political terms, institutions, and mechanisms in Arabic. It aims at giving children an insight into "democratic life in our society". The dictionary is also accessible in German and English (with more entries than in the Arabic version). It was compiled by the German Federal Agency for Civic [...]

Turkey; international
The Child and Family Studies Laboratory belongs to the Department of Psychology at the Graduate School of Social Sciences & Humanities (GSSSH). Its website provides some information on research projects under "Research". Furthermore, you can find more information on publications and research projects in the CVs and the personal websites of the laboratory\'s staff (see "Team"). [...]

Europe
The document presents some of Eurostat’s most interesting data on children and young people in the European Union. It gives an insight into the past, current and future situation of young citizens, ranging from attending school and participating in sport and leisure activities, health,participation in the digital world, to leaving the parental home and entering the [...]

Finland
The English website only provides a short introduction to the work of the Foundation: "The Vamlas Foundation is the one of the oldest disability organizations in Finland, founded in 1889 by a teacher, Vera Hjelt. She and her colleagues wanted to promote learning and working opportunities of children and youth with disabilities and the Foundation first consisted of a school and [...]

Belgium; Denmark; Ireland; Italy; Portugal; Romania; United Kingdom
This report focuses on a comparison of findings from two EU-funded projects, EU Kids Online (2010) and Net Kids Go Mobile (2014), the latter of which concentrated on children\'s use of the internet via tablets and smartphones.

Belgium; Denmark; Italy; Romania; Ireland; Portugal; United Kingdom
The project was funded by the European Union to investigate children and their behaviour on the internet, particularly using mobile devices (smartphone, tablet). A final report was issued in 2014, which is available for download together with other material and reports.

Israel; Palestinian Autonomous Areas
This analyses of the special education situation of the Arab people living in Israel is only available in Hebrew. Nevertheless, the automatic Google-translation can give you some first ideas about the topic. At the end of the first page, you will find a table of contents leading to more chapters. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
[This is a copy of the original website as of 01.08.2014. The original website is offline.] This is a bibliography on the issue of inclusion of children with special needs in regular (educational) settings in Israel. The titles documented run from 1985 to 1994. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
Part two: http://makom-m.cet.ac.il/pages/item.asp?s=4&id=200&defid=-1&page=1&item=3420. *** This literature review is onyl available in Hebrew. Nevertheless, the automatic Google-translation (for part 1 and part 2) can give you some first ideas about the topic. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, which published this "Fact & Figures", is one of the most important centers for applied social research in Israel. One focus of their research is on disabilities. The "Facts & Figures" Report also includes a bibliography. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

United States
The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) in the 1970s initiated the now widespread use of social indicators to measure child well-being at the federal and state levels. In 2004, the Foundation released the first Child Well-Being Index (CWI) – a measure that combines separate sources of national data about American children into one scientifically-based, easily understood [...]

United States
Kids Count, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States. The Foundation also maintains the Kids Count Data Center, which uses the best available statistics and data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children. The Data Center features hundreds [...]

United Kingdom
The Green Paper consultation was publlished by the Department of Education in 2011. One of the rationales was to make provisions for children and young people with special educational needs more effective, beyond giving parents control and establishing a system harmonises educational needs, health and care provisions. Future measures (see the Children and Families Act 2014) [...]

United States
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) “started the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD), formerly the NICHD Study of Early Child Care (SECC), in 1991. Working with more than 1,300 children and their families from when the children were infants until they turned 15, the researchers collected information in four phases and [...]

Denmark
The Division of Family Affairs at the National Social Appeals Board assists the Minister of Integration and Social Affairs in family law issues. Family law embraces many subjects, and the National Social Appeals Board handles cases, projects and preparatory law work in a number of fields, such as child access, custody, child domicile, international child abductions, spousal [...]

Europe
EPIC is a platform for collecting and disseminating information on the protection and support of disadvantaged children in the EU, featuring amongst others country profiles.

Honduras
The Education and Family Association (AEF) consists of parents which are committed to the education of their children and organize school centres which offer personalized education to provide each child whith an adequate education.

Falkland Islands
The Stanley Infant & Junior School is one of two schools in Stanley, the capital and only substantial settlement of the Falkland Islands. It teaches children of ages 4 to 11.

Uruguay
The Uruguayan Children and Adolescents Institute (INAU) is the rector of policies which are destined to promote, protect and restore the rights of children and the youth. Furthermore, it fosters social integration of the youth of the INAU in cooperation with housing, work, education and health policies. Also, INAU promotes the cultural transformation through communicative [...]

Uruguay
The Initial and Primary Education Council (CEIP) is an organ of the National Administration of Public Education which is entrusted with the administration of initial and primary education of the country. The objective of initial education is the stimulation of social and intellectual development of children from 3-5 years. The CEIP designs an integral education which promotes [...]

Ecuador
Free The Children first started working in Ecuador 10 years ago (stand: January 2012) in partnership with Tom Walsh and the Chimborazo Foundation to provide education to marginalized indigenous children. Since the Adopt a Village model had not yet been developed, the project focused its efforts on building schools. In 2008, it realized the need for further support for these [...]

Guatemala
The association Esperanza incorporated society is a German-Guatemalan cooperation which builds schools in Guatemala. Currently (stand: December 2011) the association has built 42 schools with an invested total amount of over 800.000 €. Also, the association engages in expositions as well as actions within and outside the association to disseminate knowledge about the [...]

Costa Rica
Rincón Educativo is a portal developed by educators which offers educative material for children from 6 to 9 years as well as from 10 to 12 years. Also, the website contains publications and materials which deal with education in the primary and secondary sector for parents and education professionals.

Costa Rica
The Foundation Omar Dengo is a private non-profit institution which manages and executes national and regional projects in the fields of human development, educational innovation and new technologies since 1987. Its different projects are adressed to Costa Rican children, youth, students, educators, professionals and adults.

Cuba
The Computing and Electronic Youth Clubs (JCCE) are a network of technical centers that were opened on September 8, 1987 in order to provide the Cuban society with a computing culture, prioritizing the children and youngsters acquisition of values within such a process. Their tasks aim at using new technologies for the solution of diverse demands and problems of Cuban [...]

France
The Association for the Promotion of Equal Opportunity in Schools (APFÉÉ) unites persons which are active in the education or the social sector as well as volunteers of the fields of education and research as well as of enterprises. The association connects the schools with the parents, which principally are the furthest away, to make the equality of opportunities in schools [...]

Argentina
PAKAPAKA is a public education channel of the ministry of education which adresses its program to children of Argentina respectively Latin-America. Its contents orient themselves on education and entertainment and are open for the culture of all sectors of Argentina and other countries. The channel is supported by the knowledge gathered by the child program of Canal Encuentro [...]

Nicaragua
The Nicaraguan Coordniative Federation of Non Governmentals which work with Childhood and Adolescence (CODENI) is an impartial, non-confessional, civil, non-profit association. It was founded in 1992 and attained legal capacity in 2002. CODENI is a coordination and articulation authority of different expressions of the population, of associations, foundations and social [...]

international
The International Pikler Association was founded in 2012. Its objectives are to bring together associatons, groups and individuals worldwide who support the ideas of the Hungarian paediatrician Emmi Pikler, and to promote exchange and contacts. The association aims to spread further education on Pikler\'s ideas, to support research, to improve the quality of the qualification [...]

Italy
The South Tyrol Book Institute was founded in 1954 with the aim to foster the German language and related culture in the area of South Tyrol, by organising events and setting up initiatives. In 1999, the child and youth centre was started. It supports children and young people with an enthusiasm for reading and writing in the German language, many of its projects are now [...]

Chile
Biblioniños is a public library for Chilean children, an educational and cultural space which was expressly created for children up to 12 years so they can occupy themselves with reading and benefit from it. The homepage offers, in a child-friendly interface, software that puts reading across to children in a playful way. Also, it informs about expositions and events which [...]

Romania
UNICEF partners with government and non-governmental organisations (NGO) to ensure that the basic learning needs and potential of all child ren are met, and to build the capacity of schools and authorities to assist children, especially those from vulnerable communities. The website presents UNICEFs activities in Romania. Under the categories "The Children" > "Early [...]

United States
The National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) was initially established (in 1962) to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a means of understanding developmental disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the events that occur during pregnancy. Today (april 2011), the Institute conducts and supports research on [...]

United States
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and [...]

United States
The Clearinghouse provides cross-national, comparative information about the policies, programs, benefits and services available in the advanced industrialized countries to address child, youth, and family needs. Coverage focuses on 23 advanced industrialized countries.

international
World Bank\'s Early Child Development (ECD) is part of the Child and Youth Group in Human Development Network (HDN). Its primary mission is to improve World Bank\'s staff and clients\' knowledge of ECD programming and to improve the quality of World Bank\'s lending for ECD. This mission is accomplished by maintaining a knowledge base on ECD to support World Bank\'s [...]

international
Early childhood care and education (ECCE) is more than a preparatory stage assisting the child’s transition to formal schooling. Today, early childhood policies are placed within a broader context of social development, gender equity and poverty reduction. UNESCO leads the international policy drive for an integrated early childhood care and education system that [...]

United States
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. It promotes family-oriented solutions at the [...]

international
The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy, was established in 1988 to strengthen the research capability of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) and to support its advocacy for children worldwide. The Centre, formally known as the International Child Development Centre, has as its prime objectives to improve international understanding of the issues [...]

New Zealand
The Men in Early Childhood Care and Education Network New Zealand (EC-MENz) was installed to promote Early Childhood Education as a great career for men, to network with other men involved in Early Childhood Education, to support men in the early childhood education sector and those in training, to promote the role of men as carers and educators of children, to collect and [...]

international
Other than a few notable exceptions, most countries` early childhood workforce amounts to about 2%. Therefore, the aim of the Men in Childcare and Education Global Network is to set up a global network of those interested in encouraging men to work in early childhood care and education and also to support those men working in the field.

United States
MenTeach is a non-profit clearinghouse for both men and women seeking information and resources about men teaching. It was started in 1979 in Minnesota, United States to increase the number of men working with young children. MenTeach is about children\'s success. It wants a diverse workforce, both men and women teachers, educating and caring for the children to envision an [...]

Germany; international
The IGfH (Internationale Gesellschaft für erzieherische Hilfen) is the German national section of FICE (Fédération Internationale des Communautés Éducatives). The IGfH is a lobby for the rights and needs of young people in public care. It is not oriented towards parties, politics, or religion. Its foundation is one of the biggest foundations in the area of child and youth [...]

Switzerland; international
The FICE (Fédération Internationale des Communautés Educatives) was founded in 1948 with the support of the UNESCO. It is an international organisation for the concerns of educational assistance. As non-governmental organisation, it has counseling status at the UNESCO, the European Council, UNICEF and ECOSOC. FICE is politically and religiously neutral and refuses every [...]

France
The Professional Syndicate for Childminders and Family Assistants (SPAMAF) was founded in 1988 and represents all categories of child care and family assistance. It distributes texts such as work contracts, technical information, legal texts and texts which inform about work conditions and conventions. Furthermore, there is an annual congress which discusses about the [...]

Rwanda
Foundation Rwanda\'s mission is to provide funding for the secondary school education of children born from rape during the 1994 genozide, to link their mothers to existing psychological and medical support services and income generating activities, and create awareness about the consequences of genozide and sexual violence through the use of photography and new media.

Gambia
The Children´s Section of the State House of Gambia offers a variety of links for children and education.

Uganda
The mission of the Uganda Education Project is to provide funds, materials, and human assistance for the education, care and maintenance of the orphans and vulnerable children of Uganda. In furtherance of this mission, the UEP as a charitable organization will maintain the lowest possible administrative costs ensuring that all goods, funds and services are delivered optimally [...]

Cameroon; Germany
Hope Foundation (HF) is a German and Cameroonian non-profit development and non- governmental registered organization. Hope Foundation was founded in the year 2001 with the primary goal of promoting community development and alleviating poverty in rural and needy areas of Cameroon, thereby improving the standards of living of the rural communities in Cameroon. A number of [...]

Switzerland
The SPKD in Zurich accompagnies seriously ill, handicapped or traumatized children and its families in difficult situations. The goal is that the child gains self-consciousness, self-esteem and vitality by playing freely in psychotherapy. The therapy concept is integrative. It follows the principles of social tolerance and appretiation of every child in its entity and [...]

Austria
The institute, founded in 1965 as non-profit society, sees itself as service and communication centre for the field of child and youth literature. Its tasks are, besides the counselling activity, the further and continuing education of referral organisations, creation of national and international networks and the development resp. procurement of information, data bases and [...]

Japan
The "Center for US-Japan Comparative Social Studies" is an internet- based non-profit organisation founded in 2000. It aims to provide the general public with information about education, society and culture in Japan in English and about education, society and culture in the United States in Japanese. This article deals mainly with the equal rights of women concerning [...]

United Kingdom
CWDC exists to improve the lives of children, young people, their families and carers by ensuring that all people working with them have the best possible training, qualifications, support and advice. IT contributes to the reform of, and support for the early years workforce. CWDC and its partners are developing this role supported by a set of national standards set at [...]

Russian Federation
The Federal Portal is being elaborated by a Department of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and is dedicated to the field of supplementary education of children. The content of the pages is dedicated to both children and their parents. It comprises national and international programmes in supplementary education, their normative- legal and [...]

India
Asha for Education, a secular organization, is aiming to catalyze socio- economic change in India through education of underprivileged children. It is dedicated to the task of strengthening basic education in India by numerous projects according to the Unesco strategy "Education for All". This website offers information on project aims and the localities of project [...]

United States
The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The mission of The Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and [...]

Australia; international
"The objective of the Global Education Website is to increase the amount and quality of teaching of global education in Australian primary and secondary schools. As well as country profiles and information about global issues the site contains teaching and learning support materials, teaching ideas and activities, case studies, a professional development event noticeboard, a [...]

United States
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. The website features information on child care, child support, child-youth and families, Early Childhood Education, the Head Start [...]

United States
Founded in 1979, Child Trends is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that affect children and their families. Research areas are: child well-being, marriage/family, research methods, welfare and poverty. Several reports, [...]

United States
NBCDI sponsors educational programs to assist in the development of children. ln many regions of the country, the NBCDI is represented by affiliate chapters that provide direct services at the community level. Focus is to improve child welfare services, make universal early care and education a reality, build family support services, press for educational reform and provide [...]

United States; United States
ACEI is an organization of teachers, parents, and other adults interested in promoting best educational practices for children from infancy through early adolescence. Members are dedicated to a flexible, child-centered approach to education. ACEI, is represented at the United Nations and has been granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council [...]

United States
CEEP is the successor to the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education (ERIC/EECE), which was part of the national information system in education, called ERIC, from 1967 through December 2003. CEEP is part of the Early Childhood and Parenting ( ECAP) Collaborative within the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They work [...]

United States
The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. It administers federal funds to states, territories, and strives to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training. The website features statistical reports, provider [...]

United States
Created in 1965, Head Start is a national school readiness program in the United States. It provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The National Head Start Association is a private not-for- profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and [...]

United States
Formelry "The National Association of Child Care Resources & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)", Child Care Aware is a national network of more than 850 child care resource and referral centers (CCR&Rs) located in every state and most communities across the US. CCR&R centers help families, child care providers, and communities find, provide, and plan for affordable, quality child [...]

United States
The Association Montessori Internationale was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life\'s work. AMI\'s activities include: training courses, training of trainers programs, organising congresses and conferences, offering a book list of Montessori publications in several languages (free for download). The website features apart of these [...]

United States
The Child Trends DataBank examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on risks and positive developments for children. For each indicator it summarizes what the research says about its importance to children’s development, tracks trends over time and by subgroup, and highlights strategies likely to improve well-being. It also provides links to state, local, and [...]

Malta
This website is designed for secondary school teachers and students who require information about bullying. It provides tips how to cope with this problem, as well as myths and facts on the topic.

Ireland
The Department of Health and Children's statutory role is to support the Minister in the formulation and evaluation of policies for the health services. One of the divisions is the Child Care and National Children's Office. Information on social services nurseries from birth to four years, on childcare acts and further legislation. Further related publications for download.

Ireland
The NCNA was established in 1988 to promote high standards of quality childcare. This countrywide organisation mainly concentrates on providing advice, support and training for member nurseries as well as raising public awareness regarding issues effecting the childcare sector. On the website quality standards for day care are published in several guidelines. The NCNA Centre [...]

Ireland
In 2001 the Minister for Education and Science asked the Dublin Institute of Technology and St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra to jointly establish CECDE.The aim of the CECDE is to develop and co-ordinate early childhood education in pursuance of the objectives of the White Paper 'Ready to Learn' and to advise the Department of Education and Science on policy issues in this [...]

China
Urged by media and advocates, Beijing and many other Chinese cities have issued regulations to provide and guarantee basic education for migrant laborers' children. This full text with photos explains how the situation of children - whose parents left their villages to find a job in one of the big cities - has changed now in view of school attendance under the new conditions.

Malta
The FES is conceived as a mechanism that enables the Education Division at the Ministry of Education to provide, among others, a range of innovative educational initiatives in the field of literacy support. It develops and manages educational programmes: the Hilti Programme ( family literacy clubs, named Hilti Clubs, are aimed at students in the early primary years and their [...]

United Kingdom
TCRU is a multidisciplinary research unit within the Institute of Education at the University of London. The Unit was founded in 1973 by Professor Jack Tizard and focusses on four streams of research: 1) Health and well-being of children, young people, and families; 2) Research on parenting and family support; 3.) Studies of children\'s services and environments; 4.) Studies [...]

Austria
ÖDHK stands for an umbrella organisation of professionals in early childhood education and care in Austria, established in 1994. As a non-profit organisation it integrates relevant occupational groups from the Länder. Representation of interests and of childrens rights are the main aims of the organisation. The website features beside information on ÖDHK, position papers, [...]

Austria; Austria
With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research, the Charlotte Bühler association ( registered association) was founded in 1992. Its aim is to conduct an institute for early childhood research combining theory as well as practice. The institute was given the name "Charlotte Bühler Institute for Practice-Oriented Early Childhood Research" [...]

Austria
The Austrian Institute for Family Studies (ÖIF) was founded as an independent, non-profit organisation in 1994 to carry out social research in an interdisciplinary way. This approach allows a broad yet differentiated analysis of family issues and constitutes a challenge in the Institute\'s research orientation. In view of the fact that \'family science\' has not yet [...]

United States
This is the website of the Education Development Center, Inc., with its Headquarters in Boston, USA. The EDC is an international, non-profit organization with more than 335 projects dedicated to improving schools, enhancing learning, building communities, promoting health, and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.

Eritrea
"At a glance: Eritrea" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Ghana
"At a glance: Ghana" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Guatemala
"At a glance: Guatemala" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

India
"At a glance: India" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Iran
"At a glance: Iran" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Jamaica
"At a glance: Jamaica" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Kenya
"At a glance: Kenya" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Kuwait
"At a glance: Kuwait" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Ecuador
"At a glance: Ecuador" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Australia
"At a glance: Australia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data on primary school attendance , adult literacy and topics other [...]

Argentina
"At a glance: Argentina" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Brazil
"At a glance: Brazil" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Bolivia
"At a glance: Bolivia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Chile
"At a glance: Chile" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Colombia
"At a glance: Colombia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Armenia
"At a glance: Armenia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Azerbaijan
"At a glance: Azerbaijan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Belarus
"At a glance: Belarus" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
"At a glance: Bosnia and Herzegovina" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Bulgaria
"At a glance: Bulgaria" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Croatia
"At a glance: Croatia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Cape Verde
"At a glance: Cape Verde" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Georgia
"At a glance: Georgia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Cuba
"At a glance: Cuba" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Kazakhstan
"At a glance: Kazakhstan " provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Korea, Democratic People's Republic
"At a glance: Democratic Republic of Korea" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school [...]

Kyrgyzstan
"At a glance: Kyrgyzstan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Latvia
"At a glance: Latvia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Lithuania
"At a glance: Lithuania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Moldova
"At a glance: Moldova" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Mongolia
"At a glance: Mongolia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Djibouti
"At a glance: Djibouti" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Romania
"At a glance: Romania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Russian Federation
"At a glance: Russian Federation" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Serbia
"At a glance: Serbia and Montenegro" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Mozambique
"At a glance: Mozambique" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Ethiopia
"At a glance: Ethiopia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Tajikistan
"At a glance: Tajikistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic
"At a glance: Macedonia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Turkmenistan
"At a glance: Turkmenistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Ukraine
"At a glance: Ukraine" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Uzebekistan
"At a glance: Uzbekistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Albania
"At a glance: Albania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Venezuela; Venezuela
The respective homepage offers three focal points: resources, planning and educational policy. Information offers include the National Basic Curriculum, the World of Children and the Liceo Bolivariano. This website has been developed in cooperation between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Belize
Plenty Belize is an organisation that assists the (indigenous) people of the district of Toledo in their social and economic development. One of the projects is a school feeding programme for primary school children.

international
The homepage of this website tells us: "Half a million children around the world tell us about their lives, families and communities making this the world's biggest children's contributory website, promoting intercultural understanding and language learning." Contributing pupils come from 34 countries, more than 54,000 published pages are included. The manifold topics and [...]

Switzerland
This is an enterprise which sells educational software and software for playing and leisure time. The software can be ordered directly via the homepage. The following subject areas are covered: softwaretrainers, foreign languages, various areas of knowledge, home and hobbys, instructional media for all levels, games and quiz.

international
The ECCD is a diverse consortium of agencies, donors, NGOs, and foundations that links with regional-based Early Childhood Care and Development networks comprising individuals and organisations involved in programming, research, policy-advocacy, monitoring and evaluation for young children (0-8) at risk in the Majority World, i.e. especially in the Third World countries. The [...]

Switzerland
This association is devoted to the matters and interests of highly gifted children and their parents. Such children possess unusual abilities within completely different ranges. If these are not recognized and are not promoted, the children can suffer particularly because of the too low demands at school . Therefore the association promotes the following goals: Assistance to [...]

Ecuador
The Mission of the INNFA is to propose, to support and to execute innovative solutions to the problems of children, adolescents and Ecuadorian families, especially the vulnerable and excluded groups of rights. The website provides information about the vision and mission, organization, the instruments for modernization and the various programs.

international
This organization's purpose is to protect, preserve and promote the child' s right to play as a fundamental human right. The website contains texts of conferences, declarations and political statements concerning this objective. A link list of member states is provided, too.

Europe
This URL provides an overview of internet resources and services whcih the Council of Europe offers for youth. They are arranged according to topics ans types. There is also a link list concerning youth issues.

Ireland
Full text of the document as rtf-file. The White Paper focuses on children from birth to six years. Its aim is to support the development and educational achievement of children through high quality early education, with a particular focus on the disadvantaged and children with special needs.

United States
PBS - Ready To Learn is supported from the National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education in the U.S. Department of Education. Internet portal reflecting puppet or animal shows on TV ( sesamstreet, between the lions...) with education programmes and e- learning offers, games, stories, music ... for children. Seperated entry with broad range of ressources for [...]

Belarus
This link list is structured as follows: 1) Education and training, 2) universities and higher education institutions, 3) colleges, schools and lyceums, 4) child and youth upbringing, students associations.

Ireland
Information and guidelines for employers and employees on familiy friendly working arrangements. Access to various programmes and case studies (full texts) and a newsletter. Guided tour available.

Denmark
"Children and Cultural Heritage" provides information on museums and cultural heritage for children.

Ireland
The primary function of NEWB, established in 2002, is to ensure that each child in Ireland attends a recognised school or otherwise receives an appropriate education and welfare-focussed services. The website informs on the project development. Link to the Education Welfare Act 2000, and to a news archive.

Ireland
In response to the demand for a psychological service to all schools, the NEP (National Educational Psychological Service) was established September 1999. This strategy statement (PDF-file, 33 pages) outlines NEP's aims and activities for children.

New Zealand
This home education/ home schooling site for NZ has information about home education or home schooling in NZ; legal and other info, Internet and other resources, NZ home educating families, support groups.

Norway
Background report (52 pages) from the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Familiy Affairs for the OECD, in conjunction with their participation in the project 'Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care' 1998-2000.

Norway
On 1 December 1995 the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs established a framework plan for the content of day care institutions. Summary of the framework contents and access to the corresponding Norwegian laws (HTML format).

Denmark
Background report (63 pages) from the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and Education for the OECD, in conjunction with their participation in the project 'Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care' 1998-2000.

Sweden
Background report (84 pages) from the Swedisch Ministry of Education and Science for the OECD, in conjunction with their participation in the project ´Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care´ 1998-2000.

Norway
NBI is an information centre and document archive for literature for children and young people. It is also a specialist library. As of 2002 NBI\' s collection numbers 58.000 volumes. The collection is computerized. From the database book lists are being compiled which will be available on request. Much of the collection is available for loan. Broad range of links to related [...]

Norway
NOSEB is an interdisciplinary research institute of the NTNU Trondheim, and the research foundation Allforsk. It is supported by the research council of Norway through a strategic university programme. It is NOSEB's purpose to initiate and carry out research on the life worlds of children and childhood, also in an international context. Information on NOSEB, useful links, and [...]

Denmark
The site was established in 2002 by the danish Children's Culture Council and presents extensive information on all aspects of children and culture. In danish only.

Norway
Information on the ministry\'s activities, publications (reports-HTML- format, brochures) and legislations.

Denmark; Finland; Faroe Islands; Greenland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden; Northern Europe
Valhalla is the Nordic Council of Ministers´ portal for children and youth culture in all the Nordic countries. Valhalla´s objectives are: to give information about children and youth culture in the Nordic countries, to give information about national activities with a common Nordic relevance, to share ideas and experience with all those working with children, youth and [...]

Norway; Sweden; Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Northern Europe
BIN-Norden is a Nordic research network based on humanistic, cultural-historical and aesthetical studies. It is a continuation of previous Nordic network and Nordic collaboration since the 70s. Originally, focus was on literature and new media for children, children\'s folklore and their oral expressions; now all humanistic studies based on a cultural-historic, [...]

Northern Europe; Norway; Sweden; Denmark; Iceland; Finland; Faroe Islands; Greenland
Information on the section ´children and young adults´ from the Nordic Council. The objective of the work with children and young people in the Nordic region is to create good living conditions and improve their opportunity for influence. The efforts are based on shared fundamental values such as justice, equality, democracy, openness and commitment.

United States
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE disseminates key developmental information, trains providers, promotes model approaches and standards of practice and works to increase public awareness about the significance of the [...]

United States
\'The most comprehensive child care study conducted to date to determine how variations in child care are related to children\'s development\'. This study is supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ( NICHD). Free access to the study summary, data from phase I and II. Information on the investigators and the team.

Australia
This Australian study of children\'s literacy development traces children\' s progress from the year before school through to the fourth year of schooling. It provides detailed case studies on focus children, as well as comparative data on these children in relation to a cohort of children with whom they began school. The research was undertaken by researchers from three [...]

Australia
ACES incorporates the following institutes and centres: the Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC), the Institute of Early Childhood (IEC) , the School of Education, the Macquarie ICT ( information and communication technologies) Innovations Centre and the Institute for Higher Education Research and Development. The website offers links to the divisions, their [...]

Albania
The mission of CRCA is the protecting and development of children\'s rights in Albania based to the standards and principals of the Convention for the Rights of the Child of UN. Members of CRCA are well-known lawyers, physicians, journalists, sociologists specialised on children\'s rights and issues (non-governmental, non-profit, non- political organisation). Information on [...]

United States
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The organisation moreover published the annual report "America\'s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being".

New Zealand
The ECC supports the independent centres of the Early Childhood Sector in New Zealand by providing services and benefits, fostering a high quality early childhood service. Through this web site the ECC provides up to date information on issues relevant to its members, including matters related to legislation and regulation, industrial relations, training, events, funding and [...]

United States
NNELL is an organization for educators involved in teaching foreign languages to children. The mission of the organization is to promote opportunities for all children to develop a high level of competence in at least one language in addition to their own. On the website link to the Journal "Learning Languages" (samples online, volumes can be obtained over ERIC) and to more [...]

Finland
Väestöliitto is a non-governmental organisation working for the welfare of families. It was founded in 1941 and has 25 member organisations. The main objective is to produce services and do research for the private and public sector. The federation co-operates with various international organisations. On the homepage access to information on departments, education, [...]

Australia
Child and Youth Health is an independent state government health unit. On the website, information and services for parents, educators, children, teenagers and young adults are presented.

Myanmar
SMILEchildren is a non-profit, international charitable network. Its mission is to enhance the education and welfare of primary and secondary school-children in Myanmar; especially those who are less advantaged from suburban and rural areas. The homepage provides information about the organization, its members and donors; pictures illustrate the different projects.

United States
PASE was founded in 1993 by a group of afterschool practitioners to promote innovative education programs. PASE works with community- based organizations to improve the lives of under-served children and youth in New York City through creative afterschool programming. The website offers information on PASE, its projects, a comprehensive linklist and free access to \'The [...]

Denmark
Interactive website for children/pupils providing general information on Denmark, its history, geography, politics, learning and daily life.

Canada
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) is a policy and research oriented facility that focuses on early childhood education and child care (ECEC) and family policy in Canada and internationally. It has been developed and staffed by individuals with diverse backgrounds including early childhood education, psychology, library sciences, political science, women´s [...]

United States
SRCD is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit association with an international membership of approximately 5,000 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries. 'Child Development', the journal of the Society, is devoted to original interdisciplinary contributions on topics in child development from the fetal period through adolescence. [...]

United States; United States
NAEYC, founded in 1926, is an organization of early childhood educators dedicated to improve the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. The website offers information on their accreditation programs, which set professional standards for early childhood education programs. The section "Early Childhood Issues" provides information and research reports [...]

United States
ECRP, an Internet journal, features articles related to the development, care and education of children from birth to approximately age 8. Published electronically twice annually (since 1999), the focus is on applied research, or on research with practical implications. No subscription is necessary. The articles are accessible in HTML-format.

international
Illness compromises the children's development, school attendance and ability to take advantage of the opportunity to obtain a formal education. There is an association between widespread diseases and underachievement in school. Delivering health programmes through the education system is one of the most cost effective of public health strategies. This website provides [...]

Norway
Overview presented at the 71th IFLA conference 2005 in Oslo.

international
These are the pages on education issues provided by the "Child Rights Information Network". It informs that currently (2002) more than 130 million children do not attend school. Users can find special information by database search with entry fields for Information type, Region, Language, and Keywords.

Cyprus
The Montessori Centre in Nocosia is a private institution established in 1993. It functions as a well established school with a carefully planned, structured educational programme.- The website offers detailed information and a photo album.

Australia
ECA is a non-government organisation acting in the interests of young children aged 0-8 years of age. It develops and advocates policies on early childhood education and care. ECA also acts as the national umbrella organisation for children's services. The homepage provides information on ECA, its activities and policies, on its publications and Early Childhood Conferences. [...]

Australia
FaCS has three strategic outcomes: stronger families, stronger community, economical and social particiption. The hompage presents the welfare system, welfare reform, publications on child care, families, indigenous education, and disability (pdf- format), ministers and links to portfolio and government sites on family and social íssues.

Australia
The Institute is a research and information agency established in 1980 to promote the understanding of factors affecting family stability in Australia. The website offers several databases (e.g. "Family - Australian Family and Society Abstracts Database), journal abstracts about family and education, information on research projects, full text ressources, a page with courses [...]

Netherlands
The SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut is a research and reference centre in Europe specializing in research on education, child rearing and child welfare. The Institute operates as an institute within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, is part of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Its aims are twofold: Reserch is done in the field of fundamental and applied research. The [...]

Kazakhstan
This is a short empirical report (from a personal view) of a Kazakh woman, reflecting her childhood (kindergarten and school) in Kazakhstan prior to 1989, i.e. before the breakdown of the Soviet Union. The text under the heading "Ideology and School" is of particular interest because it provides information on the system of values at that time.

Australia
This page belongs to the website of ACT- DET (a website with comprehensive information about the Australian education system, schools and education in Australia). Publications and ressources here offered are: general publications, annual reports (since 1998), census of ACT government preschools, census of ACT government schools and a wide range of reports. The fulltexts are [...]

United States
The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This paper examine the significant changes the Act will have in future education for children, teacher, parents and the whole American education system (30 pages, pdf. format for download).

United States
The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This document is a copy of the complete statute (670 pages, pdf. format for download).

United States
ECT is an online magazine for child care center owners, directors and early childhood educators providing research, teaching tips, activities, management strategies, and technology updates (publishing house is Scholastic's). It offers online material for classroom activities, articles and surveys of experts for download. Special attention is turned on fostering early literacy [...]

United States
This Internet portal offers detailed and comprehensive information about education, assesment and the education system in Alaska, files and an online directory for Alaska public schools and districts as well as a list of links and contact addresses to ministries, organisations and educational information providers. Fulltexts are available for download.

France
This website of the French public administation povides information on family law, parents\' and children law. Among others, there are section on school and higher education where you will find information on how to register foreign children for school on France. Unfortunately, this website is only available in French. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

South Africa, Republic; Africa
The Council conducts applied social-scienfitic research projects and coordinates research programs that are policy-oriented and user- driven. The homepages has links to the following programs concerning educational matters: Assessment technology and educational evaluation, child, youth and family development, education policy research.

Europe
CHILDE (Children's Historical Literature Disseminated throughout Europe) is a project, funded under the European Commission's CULTURE 2000 programme, that uses web technology to allow wider and more open access to images from collections of early children's books in Europe. The digitised European historical children's book collection featured on this site will be a key [...]

United States
HighScope Foundation, an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public advocacy organization located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, was founded in 1970. The Foundation\'s principal goals are to promote the learning and development of children worldwide from infancy through adolescence and to support and train educators and parents as they help children learn.- [...]

Russian Federation
Distance Education Center "Eidos" is a non-commercial non-state educational organization server-based in Moscow. Activities of the Center meet the demands of the basic policy directions of the Russian Federation, UNESCO, international organizations on developing distance education (DE). Target groups are children and adults at all levels of education and training.- A well [...]

Netherlands
This is the home page of a non-violent approach for helping children and adults with special needs. It offers access to the following buttons: gentle teaching international; gentle teaching places; gentle teaching schools; quality of life; quality of life profile; sensory integration; personal teaching plan; placements and courses.

Netherlands
The institute is an inter-university, national research institute that conducts research on the education and development of children and adolescents from birth through young adulthood. The main goal of ISED research is to determine in what manner, and to what extent, the development of children and youth can be optimized through better child rearing, socialization and [...]

France
This website of the Minister of Solidarity and Social Cohesion shows documents, studies, dossiers, statistics, an overview of the publications and official guidelines combined with practical information for specific parts of the society, especially older people, family and childhood, women and their equality and handicapped people.

Spain
Living with children - information about the world of childhood. This is the motto of this website which provides information for parents and children on issues of family education: responsibility of parents, school attendance, travelling with children, leisure time, events, club, rights of children and much more.

international
UNICEF, acting in about 160 countries is dedicated to meet basic needs of children, also in the field of basic education. The Children's Fund of the United Nations offers on its homepage a survey on its various acitivities. To get full texts on education a searchable database is available.

Chile
The Centre for investigation and development of education is anssion is the promotion of equal educational opportunities and active participation, mainly of the poor classes, by research, teaching and service. The homepage leads to full texts about the working fields and action programs: sc organisation of private law linked to the Jesuits. Its mihools and educational [...]

United States
IDRA is an independent, non-profit organization that advocates the right of every child to a quality education. For more than 20 years, IDRA has worked for excellence and equity in education in Texas and across the United States. IDRA conducts research and development activities; creates, implements and administers innovative education programmes; and provides teacher, [...]

United Kingdom
"Education Otherwise is a UK-based membership organisation which provides support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of families to take proper responsibility for the education of their children". Besides general resources there is also legal information.

United Kingdom
The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity founded in 1993, which intends to improve literacy skills and reading competence in the United Kingdom. Its campaigns (e.g. Reading is Fundamental, Talk to Your Baby) intend to empower people from all age groups and social backgrounds as regards reading and information competencies. To this purpose, the NLT connects [...]

United Kingdom
This Association is a voluntary organisation with charitable status. It is concerned with all aspects of children's learning from birth through the early stages of primary education". The service includes information pages for parents (downloadable in rtf-format) and conferences.

Austria
Information texts for students, teachers and parents about school, instruction, further education, school adminsitration, and new media in school.

United Kingdom
"CASE campaigns for the right of all children to the best in state education,regardless of their race, gender, home circumstances, ability or disablilty". Various texts on the topic, events and a newsletter are available.

United Kingdom
"ALLFIE is an organisation of disabled people, parents and disabled children and their allies, campaigning for an to compulsary segregation in the education system". The site offers addresses, literature and an electronic journal.

United Kingdom
"CSIE is an independent organisation working towards the inclusion of all children with disabilities or learning difficulties in mainstream schools , as well as lobbying and networking. The website on inclusive education contains links, publications, legal information

France
This site has been prepared for people interested in social work and "for all persons concerned with special education"; it contains a wealth of information. Beside an employment market for relevant jobs, discussion lists, and full texts about the formation of social workers, the site mainly consists of a collection of links (with short descriptions) arranged under the [...]

Australia
The website of the Department of Education and Children's Services offers extensive information on all aspects of education in South Australia. It is organised according to levels of education and concerned groups (students, parents, etc.).

United Kingdom
An independent charity which works with the whole family to support the child who is gifted and talented. A relaunch of the site is planned for 2013.

Ireland
CTYI "aims to identify high ability children from diverse social backgrounds and help them reach their full potential through fast paced, stimulating weekend and summer programmes. It aims to assist parents and teachers by providing access to information and resources and to research and evaluate talent development". There is information about the various course programmes and [...]

Costa Rica
The web-site of the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education (MEP) are rather extensive and well designed. The homepage is leading to full text information about education policy, education statistics, instructional information, information for children, youth and families (e. g. leisure activities and sports) and information for teachers (e.g. laws, educational [...]

United Kingdom; Ireland; Northern Ireland
"The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship is an association representing 26 schools, 45 kindergartens, and eight teacher education seminars in the UK and Ireland. It is also the home of the European Council of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools bringing together some 400 schools in 14 countries". The website informs about the pedagogical concept, kindergartens, teacher training, [...]

United Kingdom; England
"NACE is the Association that helps teachers help able and talented children through provision of In-Service training, conferences and consultancy to teachers, schools and LEAs; offering a wide range of publications for sale; advising educational agencies, e.g. DfEE, SCAA and Ofsted, on provision for able children". The website informs about the research centre and gives [...]

United States
ACF is a federal agency funding state, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. The homepage provides access to information about ACF programs and projects, contacts, grants and contracts (funding opportunities), state and local resources [...]

New Zealand
The New Zealand Ministry website on early childhood education and care.

France
The LSCP is a research laboratory. The LSCP focuses on the biological and psychological foundations underlying high-level mental processes such as Language, Mathematicsand Reasoning. Investigations on veryyoung infants and adults, and sometimes on brain-injured patients. Use of the experimental technics of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology.

Europe; United Kingdom
The Centre conducts research, offers teaching, consultancy and policy advice primarily in the areas of child welfare, children's rights, child protection and young people and crime. An academic centre operating at Scottish, UK and European levels, it focuses on internationally recognised priorities for children and young people. The website provides information mainly about [...]

United States
NIEER supports early childhood education initiatives by providing information based on research. NIEER was established at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education (The State University of New Jersey). Access to the 'state databank' with useful links on early childhood and statistical information. A broad range of information is freely accessibly in the resource area [...]

Spain
This database of didactical resources offers on its homepage links to child literature, youth books, teacher guides, curricular materials as well as to educational software and didactical videos.

Scotland; United Kingdom
Responsibilities include: Further and higher education, science and lifelong learning, school education, training and skills, HM Inspectorate of Education and the Scottish Qualifications Authority, nurseries and childcare, children\'s services, children\'s hearings, social work and HM Social Work Inspectorate.

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