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ERIC Number: EJ772737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
Using Quality Rating Scales for Professional Development: Experiences from the UK
Mathers, Sandra; Linskey, Faye; Seddon, Judith; Sylva, Kathy
International Journal of Early Years Education, v15 n3 p261-274 Oct 2007
The ECERS-R and ITERS-R are among two of the most widely used observational measures for describing the characteristics of early childhood education and care. This paper describes a professional development programme currently taking place in seven regions across England, designed to train local government staff in the application of the scales as tools for improving practice. While the scales offer a transparent and measurable means of assessing and improving quality, a number of differences between criteria presented by the scales and by national regulations, curricular guidelines and notions of quality have been identified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)