EVALUATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION QUALITY: ADAPTATION OF ECERS-R AND ECERS-E SCALES IN THE GREEK EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS

Abstract: 

This proposal attempts to address the absence of evaluation in early childhood education concerning: a) the quality of early childhood education in Greece, and b) the lack of reliable and valid evaluation instruments in Greece.

The main aim of the project is to evaluate early childhood education in Greece, through the adaptation and use of evaluation tools in preschool educational settings.

For the proposed project, the evaluation scales ECERS-R (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised Harms et al., 2003) and ECERS-E (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Extension Sylva et al., 2010) will be translated and adapted in Greek educational context. These instruments are widely accepted evaluation tools, and they are implemented in the USA and in most European countries.

This proposal includes 23 work packages, which are grouped in 5 phases:

  1. translation and adaptation of the instruments and their training manuals (3 packages),
  2. assessors' training (4 packages),
  3. the pilot study (5 packages),
  4. the main study (6 packages), and
  5. dissemination of the results (5 packages).

Scientists from 5 Universities, with the support of 4 invited researchers of international standing, will be working together for this research. Additionally, 30 early educators will participate in the study as assessors of around 600 randomly selected preschool classrooms.

The expected results are:

  1. the evaluation of early childhood education and the adaptation of the instruments into Greek,
  2. the development of a training program for evaluators and the provision of a training package,
  3. the construction of a website,
  4. the identification of the weaknesses and the provision of targeted guidelines for further effective interventions in preschool centers,
  5. the creation of a database with background information for comparative studies with other countries, and
  6. the development of norms both for the overall quality of each school unit and for individual indicators.

Project info

Acronym:
ECEQ
Scientific Coordinator:
Zachopoulou Evridiki
Research Team 1 Leader:
Grammatikopoulos Vasilis
Research Team 2 Leader:
Gregoriadis Athanasios
Research Team 3 Leader:
Tsakiridou Eleni

Stats

I.D.:
133
Mis:
379429
Duration (months):
45
Budget:
484 645.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4Λ59-1ΑΙ

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25/06/2012 Απόφαση Ένταξης

Project Website: earlyquality.teithe.gr