Measuring children’s involvement as an indicator of curriculum effectiveness : a curriculum evaluation of a selected child study centre in Singapore

Ebbeck, Marjory, Winter, Pam, Russo, Sharon, Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie, Teo-Zuzarted, Geraldine Lian Choo and Goh, Mandy 2012, Measuring children’s involvement as an indicator of curriculum effectiveness : a curriculum evaluation of a selected child study centre in Singapore, Early child development and care, vol. 182, no. 5, pp. 609-619.

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Title Measuring children’s involvement as an indicator of curriculum effectiveness : a curriculum evaluation of a selected child study centre in Singapore
Author(s) Ebbeck, Marjory
Winter, Pam
Russo, Sharon
Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie
Teo-Zuzarted, Geraldine Lian Choo
Goh, Mandy
Journal name Early child development and care
Volume number 182
Issue number 5
Start page 609
End page 619
Total pages 11
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, England
Publication date 2012-05
ISSN 0300-4430
1476-8275
Keyword(s) curriculum
Singapore
involvement
early childhood
child care
Summary This paper presents one aspect of a research project evaluating a curriculum model of a selected child study centre in Singapore. An issue of worldwide interest and concern is the ‘quality of learning’ debate as it relates to early childhood centres. In Singapore, the government is focusing on expansion in child care settings and increases in the amount of funded training. One of the issues surrounding prior-to-school education raises the question of how one measures the quality of teaching and learning, to describe the value of using, funding and promoting early education. The research reported in this study used a quasi experimental research paradigm to assess one aspect of the quality of a curriculum programme in a child study centre in Singapore. Children aged between 18 months and 6 years (N = 81) participated in the research. Using the observation scale of Laevers’ Child Involvement Scale, the active involvement of children in learning experiences was measured. The findings are presented and discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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