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ERIC Number: EJ1044042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Monitoring and Evaluation of an Early Childhood Development Programme: Implications for Leadership and Management
Hodgson, Sarah; Papatheodorou, Theodora; James, Mary
Management in Education, v28 n4 p144-148 Oct 2014
The article aims to discuss preliminary findings from a participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework, used in a community-based early childhood development (ECD) programme in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, and their implications for leadership and management. The purposes of the M&E were for LETCEE, the implementing organization, to enhance its own learning and M&E systems, and to gather data for use by the funding body to advocate for alternative ECD programmes. A participatory M&E framework was used, adopting a case study design, to collect both qualitative and quantitative data from multiple sources. Thematic analysis and statistical analysis were employed for qualitative and quantitative data, respectively. Emerging issues from data analysis included: use of data beyond accountability to funders; new learnings for all those involved with M&E; and informing decision-making and planning. The implications of these findings are discussed for the organization's leadership and management.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A