Semarang Early Childhood Research and Education Talks (SECRET) is the biennial conference held by the Department of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, Semarang State University. Its name is taken from the city of Semarang, the capital of Central Java Province, which is also the home-base of Semarang State University. SECRET aims as an open learning space for early childhood practitioners, educators, and teachers, researchers and academics as well as policy makers to share their knowledge, research and practices. SECRET programs include seminar, workshop, parallel paper presentations, childcare/school visits, and cultural performance.
This topic reflects the needs to transform the current state of Early Childhood Education to be more research informed. Studies from diverse theoretical traditions have approached Early Childhood Education. How they would inspire the easy practical, however, remains a big question. SECRET 2016 intends to provide a sharing arena for Early Childhood Education communities to benefit from researchers, academics, and practitioners from the existing research.