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ERIC Number: EJ804869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Measuring Child Engagement in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings: Implications for Practice
Kishida, Yuriko; Kemp, Coral
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v31 n2 p14-19 Jun 2006
Child engagement can be used as a child outcome measure, a measure of program quality and a guide for programming decisions. Measures of engagement cited in the literature are examined and features of those measures are described. Based on the gaps identified in the existing measures, the characteristics of a measure of engagement with the potential to be useful to practitioners as opposed to researchers are identified in relation to (i) practicality, (ii) sensitivity to the participation of children with disabilities, including severe disabilities, and (iii) ability to measure the degree of participation across children and across activity types.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A