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Predictors of Chinese early childhood program quality: Implications for policies
Hu,Bi Ying1; Mak,Miranda Chi Kuan1; Neitzel,Jennifer2; Li,Kejian3; Fan,Xitao1
2016-11-01
Source PublicationChildren and Youth Services Review
ISSN01907409
Volume70Pages:152-162
AbstractThis study explores the relationship between structural variables and program quality in early childhood programs across economic, sociocultural, and policy contexts in Zhejiang, China. Using the Chinese Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (CECERS), researchers collected data in 162 randomly selected classrooms representative of the sociocultural and economic conditions of Chinese early childhood programs. The findings showed that a set of program structural variables accounted for 60% of the variance in overall program quality. Similar findings were shown for two specific program quality indicators: structural quality (‘Provisions for Learning’) and process quality (‘Teaching & Interaction’). Results suggest that policy makers in early childhood education in China should offer more benefits and training for teachers, recognize teachers’ professional qualifications, and maintain lower child-to-teacher ratio to improve Chinese ECE programs.
KeywordChinese Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Policy Process quality Structural predictor
DOI10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.09.013
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorLi,Kejian
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,,Macau,E33,Macao
2.FPG Child Development Institute,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,,United States
3.Hangzhou College of Early Childhood Teacher Education,Zhejiang Normal University at Hangzhou,,China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Hu,Bi Ying,Mak,Miranda Chi Kuan,Neitzel,Jennifer,et al. Predictors of Chinese early childhood program quality: Implications for policies[J]. Children and Youth Services Review,2016,70:152-162.
APA Hu,Bi Ying,Mak,Miranda Chi Kuan,Neitzel,Jennifer,Li,Kejian,&Fan,Xitao.(2016).Predictors of Chinese early childhood program quality: Implications for policies.Children and Youth Services Review,70,152-162.
MLA Hu,Bi Ying,et al."Predictors of Chinese early childhood program quality: Implications for policies".Children and Youth Services Review 70(2016):152-162.
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