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Ingela Bäckström; Pernilla Ingelsson; Anna Mårtensson; Kristen M. Snyder – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2024
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore existing and desired methodologies for systematic quality work to promote quality in preschools from the principal's perspective. Design/methodology/approach: A collaborative approach was used in this research project, and principals were asked to complete portfolio assignments. Their answers to…
Descriptors: Preschools, Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Fisher, Yael; Seroussi, Keren – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study was carried out in 2013 and aims to define the professional self-efficacy of preschool teachers (PTSE); define preschool teachers' perception of preschool excellence (PTPPE); and investigate the relationship between the two. Design/methodology/approach: Scales for PTPSE and PTPPE were developed especially for this study.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness