ERIC Number: ED182043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Quality of CQE Early Childhood and Family Education Programs: An Evaluation Perspective.
Patton, Michael; And Others
This overview report of the site visit evaluations for the Minnesota Council on Quality Education (CQE) Early Childhood and Family Education programs provides an aggregate picture of the total CQE effort. The purpose of the evaluation effort was to judge the quality of the CQE programs. The first part of this report presents the results of those judgments. Based on criteria which focused on central program components, the overall quality of CQE programs was judged to be quite high. Twenty-one quality criteria were applied to each program. For 11 of the 21, all programs observed were judged to meet the basic level of quality. No standard had fewer than 83 percent of all programs judged as meeting the basic quality level for that criterion. Findings related to parent education, program component for children, and home-based family education are discussed. Additional issues that regularly emerged during the site visits such as (1) key elements in a quality program, (2) parent-child interaction time, (3) program development, (4) information sharing and (5) self-evaluation are explored. Building on these five topics, the report concludes with a series of recommendations that constitute an agenda for discussions about future directions for CQE Early Childhood and Family Education programs. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Council on Quality Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Social Research.
Identifiers: Council on Quality Education; Minnesota; Recommendations