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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 2/2007

01-04-2007 | Original Paper

Assessment and Decision-Making in Early Childhood Education and Intervention

Auteurs: Paul S. Strand, Sandra Cerna, Jim Skucy

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 2/2007

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Abstract

Assessment within the fields of early childhood education and early childhood intervention is guided by the deductive-psychometric model, which is a framework for legitimizing constructs that arise from theories. An alternative approach, termed the inductive-experimental model, places significantly more restrictions on what constitutes a legitimate construct. In this paper, the utility of these two assessment models, one more generative and one more restrictive, are evaluated within the context of a Head Start setting. Given the pragmatic goal of informing instruction, we argue for the superiority of the more restrictive approach. Implications for early childhood intervention are also discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Assessment and Decision-Making in Early Childhood Education and Intervention
Auteurs
Paul S. Strand
Sandra Cerna
Jim Skucy
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 2/2007
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-006-9079-0