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Fenech, Marianne; Harrison, Linda J.; Press, Fran; Sumsion, Jennifer – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
This paper reports on a study in which educators from four early childhood centres used metaphor to discuss their provision of high-quality early childhood education. Qualitative mining of focus group data confirmed 'quality' to be complex, multi-dimensional and value-laden. Findings contribute to understandings of quality in early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Educational Quality, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Ishimine, Karin; Wilson, Rachel – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
This study investigates the quality of childcare centres in urban Australian communities designated according to different bands of Centre Location Demographics (CLD). Childcare centres were assessed using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale- Revised Edition (ECERS-R) and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Extension (ECERS-E).…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries