ERIC Number: ED533143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-30
Reference Count: 25
Instructional Practices in Los Angeles Universal Preschool. Final Report
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Xue, Yange; Kopack, Ashley; Induni, Marta; Moiduddin, Emily
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
As part of Phase 3 of the Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS-3), Mathematica Policy Research worked with the First 5 LA Children and Families Commission and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) to conduct a descriptive study of the characteristics of classrooms in LAUP programs during winter 2010. This study has a particular focus on the specific instructional practices used to support English language learners (ELLs) in LAUP's center-based and family child care programs. The study includes two key components: (1) classroom observations using measures determined as appropriate for settings with children who have diverse language backgrounds and (2) a survey of teachers regarding the instructional practices they use with children who are ELLs. The author reviews the procedures underlying the selection of classroom observation measures, the development of the instructional practices questionnaire, and the sampling procedures used for each type of data collection. They discuss the results from data collection using the classroom observation measures (Chapters II through IV) and instructional practices questionnaires (Chapter V) and they examine the relationships among these measures and summarize across them. (Contains 171 tables, 13 figures and 27 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Equal Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Institutional Characteristics, Classroom Environment, Child Care Centers, Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Surveys, Questionnaires, Schematic Studies, Educational Policy, Research Reports, Outcome Measures, Psychometrics, Instructional Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.