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Organizer: World Organization for Early Childhood Education
Contractors: OMEP China Committee;
                        China Early Childhood Education  Research  Association;
                        East China Normal University

Keynote speakers


Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson

Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson is professor and coordinator for early childhood education at the Department of Education, Communication and learning, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She has a background as a preschool teacher and got the first chair in early childhood education in Sweden in 1996. Her research mainly deals with how children create meaning and make sense of different aspects of the surrounding world, in the context of preschool (day care and kindergarten). Another research interest is teachers’ professional development. She is also World president of OMEP (Organisation Mondiale pour l’Éducation Préscolaire), and holds an UNESCO Chair in Early Childhood Education and Sustainable Development.



Margaret Carr

Professor Margaret Carr is Professor of Education and Director of the Early Years Research Centre at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Formerly a kindergarten teacher, she was a co-Director of the Early Childhood Curriculum Development project that developed a national early childhood curriculum for New Zealand in 1996 (TeWhāriki). Since that time she has been involved in a number of research projects with teachers and colleagues on teaching and learning in early childhood settings and schools. Professor Carr developed, with teachers, narrative assessment practice that they called ‘Learning Stories’, the subject of a 2001 book: Assessment in Early Childhood Settings: Learning Stories. A recently published new book entitled Learning Stories: constructing learner identities in the early years was written with Wendy Lee. The major focus of her research has been early childhood education environments, opportunities and outcomes.  



Jacqueline Jones 

Dr.Jacqueline Jones is a policy maker, researcher, and educator. She has served asthe Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning in the USDepartment of Education and as the Assistant Commissioner of Early ChildhoodEducation at the New Jersey State Department of Education. Prior to publicservice, Dr. Jones worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the EducationalTesting Service in Princeton, NJ and as a faculty member at the City Universityof New York. She has written on the role of assessment in understandingchildren's learning and development and in shaping public policy. Dr. Jones hasgiven presentations across the US and has served on numerous national andinternational panels. 

Tove Mogstad Slinde

Tove Mogstad Slinde is a Senior Advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, Department of Early Childhood Education and Care. Since 2012 she is the Chair of the Network on Early Childhood education and Care in OECD.
She has been participating in the network since 2008, Bureau member since 2010. As part of the network she has been involved in the work with Starting Strong III about policies and practices for quality in ECEC. A new project about monitoring quality in early learning and development settings, will now be carried out by this network.  In the Ministry Tove Mogstad Slinde has also been working on topics related to quality such as curriculum, staff competencies, governance, research and developmental work. Ms. Slinde has worked within the sector on different levels since 1987. She started as a pre-school teacher and practitioner in ECEC and went on to work on the regional level. Here she was responsible for management and developmental work in the field of ECEC, and for implementation of national policies on and to the regional and local level, cooperating closely stakeholders across the field.


Professor fromBeijing Normal University, China Open University. Chief Editor for Journal ofResearch in Early Childhood Education. Member in Consultative Group for EarlyChildhood Education. Former chair for China Early Childhood Education ResearchAssociation. She has participated in the development of the national policy:China Early Childhood Education Guideline, Development and Learning Guidelinefor Children Aged 3-6. Her major working fields are child development andeducation, kindergarten curriculum.