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ERIC Number: ED567593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
The Development and Testing of a New Measure of Early Childhood Education Organizational Conditions
Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Pacchiano, Debra M.; Luppescu, Stuart; Stein, Amanda
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
The current study sought to scientifically adapt the existing five essentials teacher survey and develop a new parent survey, and pilot test them for use in early childhood education settings. The adaptation and development of these "Early Education Surveys" occurred in 2014-15, was based strongly on Bryk et al.'s (2010) existing framework, and utilized the existing "5 Essentials" surveys, which are publicly-available through the Consortium on Chicago School Research's website, with author permission. This proposed paper presents the development process of these two surveys and pilot test findings. In the future, the authors' work will test whether these surveys measure organizational elements of a preschool program that are related to positive classroom and child outcomes via a validation study (to be conducted in 2015-16). Ultimately, the purpose of the "Early Education Surveys" is to provide reliable and valid survey data that will guide early childhood educators to generate continuous quality improvements in teaching and learning by strengthening the organizational conditions in which teachers work every day with children and families. Tables and figures are appended. [SREE documents are structured abstracts of SREE conference symposium, panel, and paper or poster submissions.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)