Promoting Equity within Marketised Early Education Systems by Professor Eva Lloyd


Equity in Early Education Speaker Series

The Equity in Early Education speaker series is created for a broad audience of educators, other professionals and interested members of the public.  The series complements the practitioner workshops that we have been creating with an intentionally diverse range of topics to create greater awareness of how early childhood education provision has multiple histories and enduring debates around the world about what counts as quality.  All educational systems continue to improve its care and education of its youngest citizens through strategic policies and practices that adapt to the changing needs of societies. This is why ongoing discussion is important for systems to learn from one another, and for professionals across different child-related sectors to broaden their perspectives, to work together in the best interest of young children, in partnership with their families.

The format for each event in this series comprises: 1) a keynote address, followed by 2) a panel of experts who will respond to the keynote address, and 3) together with the speaker, panellists will answer questions from the audience.

Promoting Equity within Marketised Early Education Systems By Professor Eva Lloyd 

A well-functioning early childhood education and care system has an important wealth creating function by enabling the labour force participation of mothers and fathers of young children and promoting their children's healthy development. Policy rationales focused on family economic wellbeing and social mobility therefore underpin state support for ECEC systems across OECD and EU member nations.



Professor Eva Lloyd
Professor Eva Lloyd OBE is the Professor of Early Childhood in the Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London, UK. She is also the Director of UEL's International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare (ICMEC). 

Her research and academic publications focus on early education and childcare policies and systems, particularly marketised ECEC systems. She has a special interest in their impact on children growing up with disadvantage. Prior to joining UE, Eva was a senior lecturer at Bristol University's School for Policy Studies. She has also held academic post at London University's Institute of Education and Bedford College.

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