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Profiles of Provision for Learning in Preschool Classrooms in Rural China: Associated Quality of Teacher-child Interactions and Teacher Characteristics
Bi Ying Hu1; Shuang Wang2; Yingquan Song3; Sherron Killingsworth Roberts4
2020-08
Source PublicationEarly Education and Development
ISSN1040-9289
Abstract

Research Findings: Provision for Learning (PFL) is a composite of indicators reflecting the structural quality of Early Childhood Education (ECE) classrooms such as physical environment, materials, and daily schedule. This study explored profiles of PFL among 118 Chinese rural preschool classrooms based on Space and Furnishing (SF), Curriculum Planning and Implementation (CPI), and Activities (ACT) subscales in CECERS. We further examined whether profiles of PFL, as measured through a salient combination of CECERS dimensions, were associated with the quality of teacher-child interactions as measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), as well as years of teaching, levels of education, and teacher salaries. The sampled classrooms were randomly selected from D County in Heibei province, North China. Using a Latent Profile Analysis (LPA) approach, three profiles emerged: (1) High-quality PFL classrooms (8.4%), (2) Mid quality PFL classrooms (49.0%), and (3) Low PFL classrooms (42.6%). Also, the three profiles successfully differentiated the quality of teacher-child interactions, especially the quality of Emotional Support and Instructional Support. Teacher salaries, rather than years of teaching experience or levels of education, differentiated across the three profiles. Practice or Policy: In light of the Chinese rural context, this study informs ECE professionals and policymakers that to improve ECE structural and process quality, investments toward Provision for Learning are worthwhile in order to raise the quality of teacher-child interactions.

DOI10.1080/10409289.2020.1802567
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Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research ; Psychology
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research ; Psychology, Educational ; Psychology, Developmental
WOS IDWOS:000555230300001
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorShuang Wang; Yingquan Song
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,Macao
2.Sichuan Preschool Teachers’ College,China
3.China Institute for Educational Finance Research,Peking University,China
4.School of Teacher Education,University of Central Florida,United States
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Bi Ying Hu,Shuang Wang,Yingquan Song,et al. Profiles of Provision for Learning in Preschool Classrooms in Rural China: Associated Quality of Teacher-child Interactions and Teacher Characteristics[J]. Early Education and Development,2020.
APA Bi Ying Hu,Shuang Wang,Yingquan Song,&Sherron Killingsworth Roberts.(2020).Profiles of Provision for Learning in Preschool Classrooms in Rural China: Associated Quality of Teacher-child Interactions and Teacher Characteristics.Early Education and Development.
MLA Bi Ying Hu,et al."Profiles of Provision for Learning in Preschool Classrooms in Rural China: Associated Quality of Teacher-child Interactions and Teacher Characteristics".Early Education and Development (2020).
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