Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Stability and patterns of classroom quality in German early childhood education and care

Many education systems worldwide have dedicated a significant amount of resources to improve quality levels in early childhood education and care. Research can contribute to this goal by providing information about conditions of high-quality education and care and reasons for changes in the quality provided to children. This study therefore analyzes the stability of educational quality and patterns of dependency of process quality on possibly determining context factors over a period of 3 consecutive school years to detect mechanisms of change and patterns of quality. Longitudinal data of a field study with annual assessments in 97 German classrooms were analyzed via growth curve analyses using Bayesian estimation. The analyses revealed an increase in process quality provided in the classrooms. Classroom composition characteristics showed strongest relations to status and change of process quality; allocated resources and characteristics of the professional staff were less strongly related. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection.

Patterns of classroom quality in Head Start and center-based early childhood education programs

Reports & Papers

Stated briefly: Patterns of classroom quality in Head Start and center-based early childhood education programs

Fact Sheets & Briefs

Inclusion of young children with disabilities: A critical quality indicator for early childhood education

Release: 'v1.58.0' | Built: 2024-04-08 08:44:34 EDT