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

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posted on 2024-06-13, 08:13 authored by M Ebbeck, P Winter, S Russo, H Yim, G Teo-Zuzarted, M Goh
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.

History

Journal

Early child development and care

Volume

182

Pagination

609-619

Location

Oxon, England

ISSN

0300-4430

eISSN

1476-8275

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

Copyright notice

2012, Taylor & Francis

Issue

5

Publisher

Routledge