The development of evaluation tools for assessing the quality of early education institutionsReportar como inadecuado




The development of evaluation tools for assessing the quality of early education institutions - Descarga este documento en PDF. Documentación en PDF para descargar gratis. Disponible también para leer online.

Pedagogical Research, Vol.8 No.2 November 2011. -

Th is paper shows the genesis of the evaluation tools for assessing the quality of early education institutions, including the period up to the 1980s during which this form of exploration was neglected due to the prevalence of positivistically-oriented research, the analytical and correlative-quantitative assessment of the quality of institutions in the 1990s, and the contemporary holistic-interpretive qualitative research. The reluctance of researchers to deal with this issue was confronted by working parents interested in the quality of their child’s education in institutional contexts. Th is coincided with the time of the ‘quiet revolution’ in developmental psychology, when the shift in the scientifi c paradigm infl uenced the view of the child as a social and cultural being. The development of evaluation tools for assessing the quality of institutions in the 1980s identified the analytical, structural and static quality indicators environment, equipment, materials and toys, number

of children per teacher, size and age profi le of educational groups, teacher education, consistent presence of a teacher in an educational group and professional experience of teachers and headmasters and corelated them with the developmental achievements of children. Following these correlative-quantitative assessments, the 1990s saw a development of inclusive evaluation tools for global institutional assessment, including the well-known Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale ITERS and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale ECERS. Th ese and other tools were initially used for evaluation purposes, increasingly becoming instruments of education, refl exion and self-evaluation for early education institutions in interpretive-qualitative research. This paper further discusses the impossibility of defining the quality of an early education institution as seen from multiple perspectives and, in relation to this issue, the application of the tools in diff erent research models for assessing the quality of early education institutions.

quality of early education institutions; tools for assessing the quality of early education institutions; Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale; correlative-quantitative assessments; interpretive-qualitative research



Autor: Biserka Petrović-Sočo - ; Učiteljski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



DESCARGAR PDF




Documentos relacionados