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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Busio, Dionne Sills; Boone, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The Third Edition of the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was evaluated for its effectiveness as an international assessment tool for use by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This expanded study was conducted in nine countries [People's Republic of China (2 sites), Guatemala, India, Italy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Psychometrics
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Montes, Guillermo; Reynolds Weber, Melissa; Infurna, Charles; Van Wagner, Genemarie; Zimmer, Ariana; Hightower, A. Dirk – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The aim of this article was to independently test the factor structure of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, 3rd Edition (ECERS-3). Using a sample of 148 independent observations, Standard and Satorra--Bentler confirmatory factor analysis were used to determine if the ECERS-3 conformed to the structure published in its manual using a…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Rating Scales
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Rentzou, Konstantina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Four rating scales for accessing aspects of early childhood education and care programs' quality were employed for the present study. The aim of the study was to examine scales' reliability by using them in one preschool and one infant/toddler classroom during the course of a week. Research results suggest that early childhood education and care…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Child Care Centers, Infants, Preschool Education
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
In recent years, there has been a significant growth of interest in ensuring that child care provision for children is of a high quality. This interest has been stimulated by research evidence according to which good quality child care has a positive influence on children's overall development. The global quality in Greek preschool and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation