ERIC Number: EJ1061756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Historical and Contemporary Evaluations of Early Childhood Programmes
Saracho, Olivia N.
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n8 p1255-1267 2015
Researchers continue to be interested in the evaluation of early childhood education programmes, their interventions, and the implementation of different types of evaluation. Their interest continues to increase and attract other researchers. In understanding the nature and appropriate use of evaluation in early childhood education and the basis for making a prediction about the future, it is beneficial to examine historical and contemporary evaluations and their uses in early childhood education. This article discusses and compares how early childhood education programmes have been evaluated for more than a century and how they are being evaluated now. It identifies some of the problems in evaluating early childhood education programmes and discusses how assessment can be used to improve programmes and practices in the field.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Educational History, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Netherlands; Switzerland; United Kingdom; United States