Achieving Quality Early Childhood Care and Education for All Through Education Diplomacy

Achieving Quality Early Childhood Care and Education for All Through Education Diplomacy

From an education diplomacy perspective, quality ECCE involves understanding and building upon the local context and connecting local initiatives to national, regional, and international networks. It also includes influencing policy at all levels and supporting the use of domestic and international resources toward culturally relevant and inclusive ECCE programming that reaches marginalized communities and groups.

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Using Negotiation and Consensus Building to Advance Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Using Negotiation and Consensus Building to Advance Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Diplomacy skills of leveraging were key to securing the necessary mutual agreement to implement the ECD leadership program, which advanced both the education of government leaders and the education of children in their early childhood years. In addition to consensus building, which brought colleagues together to shape the proposal, negotiation skills in particular dominated the process.

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The G-20 and the G-7: Education Diplomacy on the Global Stage

The G-20 and the G-7: Education Diplomacy on the Global Stage

In 2017, Nicole Goldin of the Diplomatic Courier declared Education Diplomacy “an idea whose time has come.” With the Argentinian presidency of the G-20 declaring education a key priority and creating an Education Working Group, the G-20 Development Working Group setting Early Childhood Development (ECD) as a priority, and the G-7 pledging $2.9 million for girls’ education, 2018 might well be the year when Education Diplomacy has arrived.

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Using Cross-Border Leadership and Networks to Influence National Policy and Implementation

Using Cross-Border Leadership and Networks to Influence National Policy and Implementation

Education Diplomacy uses the skills of diplomacy to bridge divides between sectors, diverse actors, and borders to address education challenges and move transformative education agendas forward. The practice of Education Diplomacy includes interactions that cultivate partnerships, create shared value, and shape consensus about mutually beneficial solutions that position education as a force for positive change in the world.

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