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Research on the quality of early childhood education is presented here.
We also explore the question of: “what is quality?”
We share key works from NZ with you here. The works represent breaking new ground in approaching research on quality, of which NZ was a leader. Part of this involved recognition of the interlacing of government views, parent views, staff and service provider views – with empirical indicators of quality (e.g. trained staff, high adult:child ratios and small group size).
Enjoy dipping into these articles. Realise the time period in which they were written. Consider also, how far we have really got (or not) in making sure that ECE is high quality for every child.
Knowledge about Quality in ECE. There has been substantial study of the quality of early years education yet only recently have researchers started to ask
Descriptive quality – A values based approach to defining quality. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Meetings of the International Society
This thesis presents the results of a study of constructions of quality in different early childhood settings. From the Otago region in New Zealand, four
“Purple People-Eater” or Early Childhood Education Quality Assurance? The early childhood centre charter was thought to be “the key to improving quality” in services (Meade,