ERIC Number: ED288268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
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ESCAPE: Eco-Behavioral System for Complex Assessments of Preschool Environments. Research Draft.
Carta, Judith J.; And Others
The manual details an observational code designed to track a child during an entire day in a preschool setting. The Eco-Behavioral System for Complex Assessments of Preschool Environments (ESCAPE) encompasses assessment of the following three major categories of variables with their respective subcategories: (1) ecological variables (designated activity, activity initiator, materials, location, grouping, composition); (2) teacher variables (teacher definition, teacher behaviors, teacher focus); and (3) student variables (target behaviors, competing behaviors, verbal behaviors). Sample completed ESCAPE data sheets are included along with a glossary listing the definitions for each of the codes. The code is an attempt to quantify the array of variables that interact to affect program outcomes on a day-to-day and even a moment-by-moment basis. (CL)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: A product of the Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, KS.