Research Project: Quality Development through Participation in ECEC Institutions in Norway

Date Released: 30 June 2021

Dr Sheila Garrity, of the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre has been invited to contribute as an International Partner, with the Queen Maud University led research team, in the evaluation of quality of ECEC provision in the Norwegian context. The KUMBA study aims to ‘test, modify, and evaluate existing Norwegian quality assessment tools, and through this process, construct a new quality assessment system which will include both ECEC staff’s and children’s perspectives’.  The three year study, funded by the Norwegian government, will commence in the autumn of 2021.