The way the public thinks and talks about early childhood development (ECD) and learning influences which child-related policies and programmes are most likely to be adopted. This report presents findings from interviews conducted with members of the public and decision-makers in the field of ECD and analyses the assumptions that dominate reasoning about ECD and early learning. It also explores the implications these assumptions have for advocacy communications and concludes with a set of initial framing recommendations.
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Framing for Change
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