Abstract

This study examined two questions: (1) What quality rating and improvement System (QRIS) will be useful for improving early childhood education programs in Magadan Region, RU and in Minnesota, USA? and (2) What is the agreement among raters in the US and in Russia, using scores on a QRIS for early childhood education programs in Magadan Region, RU and in Minnesota, USA? The study included translation of the Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) (ACEI, 2008) into Russian. One quality review was completed for one early education program in each country. Completed reviews by eleven reviewers were delivered to Minnesota State University, Mankato for data entry and analysis. The report includes: (1) descriptive data for reviewers and for early education programs and (2) inter-rater agreement (consistency among assessors). This study concluded that there was excellent inter-rater agreement among reviewers in Russia and in the US. As a result of this investigation, this study concluded that the Global Guidelines Assessment will be useful for comparing early childhood education programs in Magadan, Russian Federation and in Minnesota, USA because the GGA is easy, affordable, and reliable to use for quality improvement of early education throughout the world. Now the GGA may be used in Russia as well.

Advisor

Elizabeth Sandell

First Committee Member

Peggy Ballard

Second Committee Member

Ronald Browne

Third Committee Member

Steven Reuter

Date of Degree

2009

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

College

Education

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