Title

Problems faced by practitioners pertinent to early childhood education program evaluation: A qualitative perspective

Document Type

Article

Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to explore and highlight the problems faced by the practitioners pertinent to early childhood education program evaluation using a qualitative paradigm. This paper is an extracted section of a larger global study that was conducted to complete the doctoral thesis requirement. The purpose of the study was to explore the problems faced by the practitioners in early childhood education program evaluation. The research questions were framed to investigate perspectives of the 20 global experts through non random snowball sampling technique. The data were collected using in depth interviews and detailed thematic analysis were conducted. Results revealed that access, permission from the government, expertise of evaluators and contextual differences are the major problems that are faced while carrying out early childhood program evaluation. In the conclusion section of this study, brief reflective analysis of the phenomenon is presented in alignment with the study findings.

Publication

Journal of Elementary Education

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