Assessing the quality of kindergarten environments with the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale

Faculty/Professorship: Early Childhood Education and Care 
Author(s): Roßbach, Hans-Günther
Title of the compilation: Learning environments : contributions from Dutch and German research
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 77-90
Source/Other editions: Learning environments : contributions from Dutch and German research / Pieters, Jules M.; Breuer, K.; Simons, P. R. J. (Hg). - Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York ; London ; Paris ; Tokyo ; Hong Kong ; Barcelona : Springer, 1990, S. 77-90. - ISBN 978-3-540-52903-3, 978-0-387-52903-5
Year of first publication: 1990
Language(s): English
Remark: Retrodigitalisat
DOI: 10.20378/irb-59283
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-592837
The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) has been developed as a screening instrument for a quality assessment of early childhood provisions (Harms & Clifford, 1980). The following chapter describes a German adaptation of the ECERS and its application in group settings for children from three to six years of age (German kindergarten). Data are reported with regard to item statistics, the reliability of the scale, its factor structure, and its relations to some external criteria. In general, the results suggest the appropriateness of the ECERS on the whole for assessing the quality of German kindergarten environments. However, some cultural modifications have to be made to obtain a better adaptation to the German kindergarten situation.
GND Keywords: Deutschland (Bundesrepublik); USA; Kindergarten; Qualitätsmaß
Keywords: Deutschland (Bundesrepublik)
DDC Classification: 370 Education  
RVK Classification: DF 2600   
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Release Date: 10. May 2023

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