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Welcome to SIPP

Safe, Inclusive Participative Pedagogy (SIPP): Improving Early Childhood Education is a UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund project running from January 2020-January 2024.

This exciting research project aims to identify and develop safe, inclusive, participative pedagogy that is implementable in challenging contexts and sustainable for governments, communities and families.

The partners in the Project include the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CIESPI at PUC-Rio), Brazil, University of Eswatini, Eswatini, Bethlehem University, Palestine, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa and University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

Each project partner is undertaking qualitative community case studies and policy and systems analysis at community and country levels. Together, we are developing the economic case for safe inclusive pedagogy. Community engagement and participation underpin the project and there is a strong focus on knowledge exchange and collaborative learning.

The support of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is gratefully acknowledged.

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Brazil is the largest country in South America, known for its vibrant culture, diverse ecosystems and it's iconic Amazon rainforest.

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Eswatini is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, known for its wildlife reserves, traditional culture, and stunning landscapes.

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Palestine is located in the eastern Mediterranean region. Its terrain varies from fertile coastal plains to rugged mountains and desert regions.

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South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of the African continent, known for its stunning beaches, world-class vineyards, iconic wildlife, and bustling cities.

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