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ERIC Number: EJ796213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Evaluation of an Early Childhood Development Support Project Using Goal Programming Approach
Ipekci-Cetin, Emre; Kuruuzum, Ayse; Cetin, Mustafa Koray
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v7 n1 p497-515 Jan 2007
The aim of this study is to introduce a goal programming based on a holistic approach for the evaluation of "early childhood development support project", which was applied in some cities in Turkey. Like in many other areas, statistical methods are widely used in research on pre-school education. According to the literature, very few studies were found concerning the multi-objective methods and no other study was found using goal programming method as a multi-objective method on pre-school education. In this study, the data were used to construct a goal programming model as a part of the scope of Early Childhood Development Support Project which was applied to low socioeconomic level children living in shanty houses and have rural origin. Results of the model indicate that the group of children who lives in shanty houses in satisfactory conditions with 4-6 people is the most successful group. Moreover, results demonstrate that the goal programming method can be used as a complementary tool to statistical methods for the evaluation of preschool educational programs. (Contains 3 tables.)
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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: Turkey