Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Integrated approach for sustainable urban early childhood education and development: The case of urban planning and preschool infrastructure in rapid urbanization context

Tsiyon Ermyas Helesabo
  • Tsiyon Ermyas Helesabo
  • Center for Urban Regional and Local Development Studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Filmon Hadaro Hando
  • Filmon Hadaro Hando
  • Center for Urban Regional and Local Development Studies, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 01 November 2023
  •  Accepted: 17 November 2023
  •  Published: 31 January 2024

Abstract

This study explores an integrated approach for sustainable urban early childhood education and development within the context of urban planning and preschool infrastructure in rapidly urbanizing areas. It focuses on a case study conducted in both private and public preschools in Addis Ababa. The study adopts a qualitative case study design, utilizing data from secondary sources such as documents related to urban planning and design policies, preschool education policies, standards for early childhood care and education, policy implementation reports, academic literature, and theories on child education. The primary objective is to identify policy, institutional, and practice gaps in the assessment of urban design, planning, preschool education infrastructure, and early childhood care and education policies. The data collection instrument employed is document review, and the data analysis technique is a discourse thematic data analysis approach.

 

Key words: Early childhood care and education, urban planning and design, preschool infrastructure, rapid urbanization, preschool education.