ERIC Number: ED264944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Quality in Early Childhood Programs: Four Perspectives. High/Scope Early Childhood Policy Papers, No. 3.
Morgan, Gwen; And Others
This policy paper includes four perspectives on educational quality presented at the 1983 annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Gwen Morgan considers the role of government, raising questions about what regulatory agencies should do, can do, and cannot do in the light of public attitudes. Ways that practitioners can provide high quality and developmentally appropriate services are the focus of Nancy Curry's presentation, while the process by which parents/consumers can be helped to better choose among the options provided is discussed by Richard Endsley and Marilyn Bradbard. Finally, suggestions for ways researchers can best contribute to the field's knowledge about the determinants of good quality early childhood experiences are presented by Hakim Rashid. In an introductory overview, the main points raised in each of the presentations are briefly summarized; the concluding section synthesizes ideas and recurring themes that can serve as useful guides to the reader. Included is a definition of quality espoused by the High/Scope Foundation which has three integral components: (1) a developmentally based curriculum, (2) staff training and supervision, and (3) ongoing evaluation. (DST)
Descriptors: Day Care, Developmental Programs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Financial Support, Government Role, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Position Papers, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, Research Utilization, School Choice, Standards
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.
Note: For related documents, see ED 262 902-903 and PS 015 509.