Alan Pence is UNESCO Chair for Early Childhood Education, Care and Development and Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria. He is the recipient of the International Education Leadership Award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education, the University of Victoria’s inaugural Craigdarroch Research Award for “societal benefit”, and a finalist for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award. Dr. Pence is the founder of the First Nations Partnerships Program, an indigenous, community-based education and development program, and the Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) an ECD capacity promoting program active in Africa since 2001. The author of over 130 articles and chapters, two of his books that relate closely to this volume are Supporting Indigenous Children’s Development (with Ball, 2006), and Africa’s Future - Africa’s Challenge: Early Childhood Care and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (edited with Garcia and Evans, 2008).
Allison Benner has over 20 years’ experience as a writer, researcher, instructor, and curriculum designer in linguistics and early childhood. Her work includes studies of first language acquisition across cultures, child care and early learning policies and programs, and capacity-building and experiential learning in postsecondary education. Over the past two decades, Dr. Benner has collaborated with Dr. Pence on many capacity-promoting initiatives in the early childhood field, including writing and curriculum projects for the First Nations Partnership Programs and the Early Childhood Development Virtual University.
Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development by Alan Pence, Allison Benner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.