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Cohen-Azaria, Yael – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: In 2012, the Israeli Ministry of Education and its Testing and Evaluation Department introduced a new tool to evaluate the quality of kindergarten teachers' work. This paper aims to identify how kindergarten teachers perceive the new multiple domains performance tool. Design/methodology/approach: The study applied a qualitative paradigm…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
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Aizenberg, Merav – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this current study is to follow the development of preservice kindergarten teachers during the practicum phase of their teacher education studies in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the first period of lockdown. Design/methodology/approach: The sample included 38 preservice kindergarten teachers in their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives
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Brinia, Vasiliki; Poullou, Vasiliki; Panagiotopoulou, Angeliki-Rafailia – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the perceptions of pre-school educators for the application of total quality philosophy in kindergartens in the prefecture of Corinthia, Greece. Dimensions, such as the adoption of quality philosophy in the pre-school unit by the superiors, the active participation of teachers in decision-making and human…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten
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LeMahieu, Paul G.; Nordstrum, Lee E.; Greco, Patricia – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper is one of seven in this volume that aims to elaborate different approaches to quality improvement in education. It delineates a methodology called Lean for Education. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the origins, theoretical foundations, core concepts and a case study demonstrating an application in US education,…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Case Studies