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Urban, Mathias – Online Submission, 2005
Questions of "quality" of pre- and out of school-provisions for children and their families have been raised increasingly in all modern societies since the early nineties. The appropriateness of pedagogical frameworks and approaches have not been the only issues in the debate. Other strands, for instance, have been focussing on adequate…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Teaching (Occupation)
Bower, JoAnn C.; And Others – 1986
The purpose of this report was to explore one way in which quantitative and qualitative paradigms in program evaluation can be employed to reinforce each other. An evaluation was conducted of a large number of special education programs for preschoolers with handicaps in Louisiana. Since 1978, Louisiana has funded programs in 65 public school…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Collection, Disabilities
Ogefelt, Anette Daversjo – 1995
This paper describes the Skovde Project to be implemented in day care centers in Skovde, Sweden. The purpose of this project is to identify the current quality of care in day care centers and to examine the impact of upcoming decentralized organization of the centers and a more flexible child care levy system on the effectiveness of resource use…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
Calder, Pamela – 1995
This research report explores the extent to which the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) (Harms and Clifford, 1980) remains a valid instrument when used to make cross-national comparisons of quality, and the advantages and disadvantages of using ECERS for this purpose. ECERS was developed to be used by a trained observer to rate the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Day Care, Day Care Centers