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Are structural quality indicators associated with preschool process quality in China? An exploration of threshold effects
Bi Ying Hu1; Xitao Fan1; Yan Wu2; Ning Yang3
2017
Source PublicationEARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH QUARTERLY
ISSN0885-2006
Volume40Pages:163-173
Abstract

In this study, the generalized additive modeling (GAM) was used to explore possible threshold effects on multiple program structure quality indicators (class size, child-to-teacher ratio, teaching experience, teacher salary) in relation to the classroom teacher-child interaction quality indicators as measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) in a sample of Chinese kindergarten classrooms. One hundred eighty classrooms in 60 preschools were selected for the study, based on a stratified sampling procedure. The results were mixed, and revealed threshold effects on some structural indicators. The findings are discussed in the context of Chinese early childhood education practice. As the first study of its kind in a Chinese context, the findings could have some implications for early childhood education policy and practice despite some limitations of the study. Future research may consider better design and more representative sample for studying these issues.

KeywordThe Classroom Assessment Scoring System Teacher-child Interaction Threshold Analysis Chinese Kindergarten Classroom Quality
DOI10.1016/j.ecresq.2017.03.006
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Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research ; Psychology
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research ; Psychology, Developmental
WOS IDWOS:000407092800014
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorYan Wu
Affiliation1.University of Macau, China
2.Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
3.South China Normal University, China
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Bi Ying Hu,Xitao Fan,Yan Wu,et al. Are structural quality indicators associated with preschool process quality in China? An exploration of threshold effects[J]. EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH QUARTERLY,2017,40:163-173.
APA Bi Ying Hu,Xitao Fan,Yan Wu,&Ning Yang.(2017).Are structural quality indicators associated with preschool process quality in China? An exploration of threshold effects.EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH QUARTERLY,40,163-173.
MLA Bi Ying Hu,et al."Are structural quality indicators associated with preschool process quality in China? An exploration of threshold effects".EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH QUARTERLY 40(2017):163-173.
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