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ERIC Number: EJ1081656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
What Is the Reality of Preschool in Jordan?
ALdarab'h, Intisar; Alrub, Mohammad Abo; Al-Mohtadi, Reham Mohammad
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n10 p180-187 2015
The present study evaluated the reality of the preschools in Jordan. A random sample of 500 preschool teachers participated in this study. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used. Preschools' learning environment quality was assessed using the revised version of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (Harms, Clifford, & Cryer, 1998). Multi-level statistical analyses revealed that quality of government preschools as measured by the ECERS-R was evident in two of the seven subscales as high quality. These were for interaction and program structural subscales, while the remaining dimensions of space and furnishing, personal care routine, language reasoning, activities, and parents and staff are of good quality. This study demonstrated the importance of continuing to provide high quality learning environment in Jordanian preschools and of incorporating evaluation of the same into education reform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale