Educating Young Children in a Knowledge-Based Economy

The Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association held its ninth annual conference in Bangkok, Thailand, July 6-9, 2008. The theme of the conference was " Educating Young Children in a Knowledge Based Economy." We recognize that early childhood education encompasses knowledge. Examining early childhood education in a broader and complex scope will help us further our knowledge and practice in the field, in order to meet the needs of supporting young children’s development in a fast changing world.