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Mwaura, Peter A. M.; Sylva, Kathy; Malmberg, Lars-Erik – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
This study investigated the effect of preschool experience (two types of preschool: Madrasa and non-Madrasa) on the cognitive development of children in East Africa. In the three countries studied (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania/Zanzibar) preschool education is burgeoning and government standards are being set. This quasi experimental evaluation used…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Intelligence Tests, Foreign Countries, Number Concepts
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Mathers, Sandra; Linskey, Faye; Seddon, Judith; Sylva, Kathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2007
The ECERS-R and ITERS-R are among two of the most widely used observational measures for describing the characteristics of early childhood education and care. This paper describes a professional development programme currently taking place in seven regions across England, designed to train local government staff in the application of the scales as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rating Scales, Professional Development, Early Childhood Education
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Nath, Samir Ranjan; Sylva, Kathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2007
Using the "Education Watch" household survey database, this paper explores children's access to pre-school education in Bangladesh. Participation in pre-school education has been increasing in Bangladesh at the rate of 0.6% per year and the net enrolment rate was found to be 13.4% in 2005. Enrolment of over-aged children in pre-school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy
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Sylva, Kathy; Taggart, Brenda; Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Totsika, Vasiliki; Ereky-Stevens, Katharina; Gilden, Rose; Bell, Daniel – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2007
The purpose of this paper is to show how curricular quality is related to the day-to-day activities experienced by children and the pedagogical activities of staff, both coded through systematic target-child observations. Data were drawn from the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) and the Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Teaching Methods, Physical Development, Listening