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Navigating early childhood education and the global development agenda through a postcolonial Lens

A lecture by Professor Lynn Ang


This lecture critically examines the dominant discourse of early childhood education and the global development agenda by problematising our ways of researching and thinking about children. The current climate of global challenge-led research bolstered by multi-million pound funding to address major development issues has given rise to new complexities and paradoxes related to the research, policy and practice of early childhood education. Navigating early childhood education through a postcolonial lens is about disrupting our knowledge and ideas of young children, being open to diverse narratives of what counts as education, and chal­lenging notions of "the other" in the often binary representations of children and communities in developing country contexts. Drawing from work undertaken over the last decade, the lecture raises questions around whose interests are being served and the power relations at play in the pursuit of scaled-up interventions and global monitoring agendas.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

This lecture will be recorded and made available on the IOE website in both video and podcast format following the event.


About the speaker

Lynn Ang is Professor of Early Childhood and Head of the Department of Learning and Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education. Her research interests include early childhood education and international development, early learning, and evidence-based policy and practice, particularly in developing country contexts. She has led and co-led many major research grants, including the first systematic review of early childhood development and peacebuilding policies across 14 conflict-affected countries, funded by the UN and UNICEF. Her current research includes an assessment of the US$23m World Bank Early Learning Partnership programme, the trialling of an evidence-based intervention to support the professional development of early years teachers in London, and the UK Research and Innovation funded ‘Action Against Stunting’ interdisciplinary hub to tackle child stunting in India, Indonesia and Senegal. Lynn is also Chair of the UCL Research Ethics Committee and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets can be found on Levels 1, 3 & 4.
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre.
  • This venue does not have a working hearing loop facility available.
  • BSL interpreters can be organised with advance notice.


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