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Comparing regulatory and non-regulatory indices of early childhood education and care (ECEC) quality in the Australian early childhood sector

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This study examines associations between Australia’s regulatory ratings of quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC)—the National Quality Standard (NQS)—and two research-based quality rating scales. The analytic sample consisted of 257 ECEC services across three Australian states. Results indicated (1) modest positive associations between NQS ratings and scale scores; (2) some specificity between NQS quality areas (educational programs and practice; relationships with children) and...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s13384-019-00325-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
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Author
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0000-0001-6752-881X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
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Springer Publisher's website
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The Australian Educational Researcher Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
3
Pages:
365–383
Publication date:
2019-04-16
Acceptance date:
2019-04-03
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EISSN:
2210-5328
ISSN:
0311-6999
Pubs id:
pubs:992194
URN:
uri:09965adb-3b4f-43fb-8e73-c7bce25b9b8f
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uuid:09965adb-3b4f-43fb-8e73-c7bce25b9b8f
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pubs:992194

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