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ERIC Number: EJ1050668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
An Evaluation of China's Kindergarten Quality Rating System through the Chinese Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale--The Zhejiang Case
Hu, Bi Ying; Vong, Keang-Ieng; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v35 n1 p50-66 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of one province's Kindergarten Quality Rating System in differentiating quality levels using the Chinese Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (CECERS). Results confirmed that, except for the difference between the Standard and Level-3 Kindergartens, the CECERS was successful in detecting the differences among various quality levels based on "Space & Furnishing," "Personal Care Routines," "Curriculum Planning & Implementation," "Whole-Group Instruction," "Activities," "Language-Reasoning," "Guidance & Interactions," and "Parents & Staff." The findings suggest combining the "Standard" and "Level-3" Kindergartens to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the quality rating system. Moreover, to ensure a quality ECE for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, the findings suggest that the government must increase both the number of rural programs and the quality of local ECE programs, especially rural and private programs. Finally, practitioners are encouraged to use the CECERS as a tool for improving ECE quality and for ensuring a quality early childhood education for every child.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale
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