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An Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation in ECEC Context (2022)

Garvis, S., Kangas, J., & Harju-Luukkainen, H. (2022). An Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation in ECEC Context. In S. Garvis, H. Harju-Luukkainen, & J. Kangas (Eds.), Assessing and Evaluating Early Childhood Education Systems (pp. 1-13). Springer International Publishing. Early Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus, 2. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-99910-0_1

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Publication details

All authors or editorsGarvis, Susanne; Kangas, Jonna; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi

Parent publicationAssessing and Evaluating Early Childhood Education Systems

Parent publication editorsGarvis, Susanne; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Kangas, Jonna



Journal or seriesEarly Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus



Publication year2022

Publication date05/07/2022

Number in series2

Pages range1-13

Number of pages in the book192

PublisherSpringer International Publishing

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/93422


The quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) is linked with societal values, understanding of curricula, and future goals. In the hands of motivated and qualified practitioners and stakeholders, the methods and practices of the evaluation could thrive, sustain, and secure a better future. In this book, we explore and define the assessment and evaluation in the context of ECEC to provide systematic information and an overview of practices, policies, and research for ensuring and developing the quality of education. In this chapter, we identify the voices of the stakeholders of ECEC, create an understanding of what and why assessment and evaluation are taking place, form a critical discourse, and describe the assessment processes.

Keywordsearly childhood education and carequalityevaluationevaluation methodsstakeholder groupseducational systemseducation policydevelopment (active)competence development

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2

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