September 7, 2018
We’re proud to announce that the last of a series of interconnected MOUs facilitating our early childhood development centre prototype project is now complete. The MOUs link the national governments of Canada and South Africa, the Early Learning Resource Unit (a South African NGO), and the Saldanha Bay Municipality as they continue to collaborate on an ECD prototype for impoverished communities in South Africa.
The MOUs help to advance the Democratic Early Childhood Development (DECD) project proposed by Afield co-directors Kai Wood Mah and Patrick Lynn Rivers. The project will result in the design, construction, and study of a prototype addressing SA’s urgent ECD infrastructure needs.
The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. It has resulted in two publications in addition to an in-progress book for an academic press. (One piece appeared here in Bulletin FrancoPaix and the other will appear in the peer-reviewed Journal of Curriculum Studies.)