There is a policy imperative to support sustainable early childhood education (ECE) for refugee children in the Global South. This project investigates the impact of ECE on the development of refugee children aged 3-5 in Malaysia. It is a responsive call to reach a vulnerable population by addressing the issues of quality, equity and accessibility to ECE. The project aims to identify challenges and barriers to ECE so the development of refugee children, the well-being of their families and ECE centres can be supported. The findings will be used to inform policy and promote high quality ECE practice.
Research Team: Professor Iram Siraj, University of Oxford; Dr Kimberley Kong, Universiti Sains Malaysia