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Professor Christine Pascal OBE

Professor Christine Pascal OBE
Professor Christine Pascal OBE is Director of Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC), an independent charitable research centre, based at the St Thomas Children's Centre in Birmingham and, along with Professor Tony Bertram, is also Director of Amber Publications & Training.

She was a teacher in primary schools in Birmingham from 1976 to 1985, before becoming Senior Lecturer at Worcester College of Higher Education. From 1995-2007 she was Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood at the University of Worcester, specialising in early childhood research and evaluation projects.

More recently she has been Director of the Effective Early Learning (EEL) Project, the Accounting Early for Life Long Learning (AcE) Project, and was the National Evaluator of the DfES Early Excellence Centre Programme. Currently she is President of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA).

She was President of the British Association for Early Childhood Education from 1994-1997, and is now Vice President. She has also done extensive work at government level to support the development of early years policy, sitting on a number of national committees, has served as a ministerial advisor, and since 2000 has been an Early Years Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on Education. She has written extensively on early childhood development and the quality of early education services and in the past 18 months has served as an Expert Advisor to Dame Tickell’s review of the EYFS in England. [email protected]


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