ILRF - EC was established in 2011. The main aim of the Forum is to provide a learning space to bring together those interested in early childhood leadership research from around the world. So far the Forum has participants from 7 countries worldwide, and several more countries have shown an interest to join.
During the network meeting several of the participants presented their research through individual papers. The goal of these presentations was to find common research ground that will lead to a publication of an antology on the subject.
Currently the network is especially interested in promoting new research published in English from countries whose native language is not widespread, and thus has a limited international audience.
The participants also got to visit various Early Childhood Centres and meet the staff and children there.
QMUC was the first Norwegian instituition to join the network. Later on Telemark University College, The University of Bergen, Bergen University College and The Nord Trøndelag University Collge have joined the network.
Read more about ILRF- Ec on the organisations`s website.
Associate Professor Kari Hoaas Moen, QMUC, opens the second day of the network meeting.
Professor Eeva Hujala, University of Tampere,, is presenting her paper: "Contextually defined ECE leadership in Japan, Singapore and Finland"
Professor Yngve Skjæveland, QMUC, presents his paper: "Changing requirements on Leadership in ECEC institutions."
Associate Professor Per Tore Granrusten, QMUC, was one of the organisers of the network meeting.