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ERIC Number: ED069378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 6
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Evaluation in Early Childhood Education.
Stern, Carolyn
Historical and realistic bases account for hostility to the concept of evaluation on the part of nursery school teachers. The nursery school is primarily a middle-class institution and as such does not attempt to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, since that is already available at home. Other sources of opposition to evaluation are its linkage to "accountability" and differences in value systems and specific goals. New approaches to preschool education now make the role of evaluation even more critical, and there are ways in which it can serve the teacher, such as making her aware of the most effective methods of teaching for specific types of children. Evaluation is further important in the parent-participation programs and in meeting legislative requirements. Differences in kinds of evaluative data and in ways in which information can be collected are widespread, but concern should be with improving the relevance of evaluation as well as its technology. (LH)
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Note: Speech given before the Conference on Early Childhood Education (Marina del Rey, California)