ERIC Number: ED377950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Physical Environment Observation Schedules and Rating Scales: Preliminary Scales for the Measurement of the Physical Environment of Child Care Centers and Related Environments. Second Edition.
Moore, Gary T.
This book provides the schedules, scales, and procedures for systematic assessment of child care environments. It also suggests the way to develop a scale oriented to the physical environment. The introduction notes that of various scales available for describing and evaluating different aspects of child care programs and centers, many scales are developed without adequate study of their reliability and validity. A more comprehensive effort is currently underway to revise and extend these scales in order to develop an integrated set of validated scales. Following a sample letter of introduction and consent form, the scales are divided into the following categories: (1) center, children, and teacher profiles; (2) early childhood teacher style and dimensions of education rating scales; (3) early childhood physical environment scales; (4) playground and neighborhood observation behavior maps; and (5) the Environment/Behavior Observation Schedule for Early Childhood Environments. Contains 65 references. (AP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria, Observation, Physical Environment, Playgrounds, Rating Scales, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413 ($12 prepaid).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Architecture and Urban Planning.