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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R) [Spiral-bound]

by Thelma Harms, Richard M. Clifford, Debby Cryer
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December 1, 2004 0807745499 978-0807745496 Revised
Featuring a new spiral binding, the updated ECERS-R (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised Edition) offers more practical assistance in the form of an Expanded Score Sheet (which contains a worksheet), and additional notes for clarification to improve accuracy in scoring. However, the items and indicators remain the same as in the original ECERS-R.

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About the Author

Thelma Harms is Director of Curriculum Development, FPG Child Development Institute, Research Professor, UNC-CH School of Education. Dr. Harms is recognized internationally for her work on creating high quality early childhood environments and assessing educational settings. For 15 years she served as Head Teacher at the Harold E. Jones Child Study Center, UC Berkeley. She has developed a variety of curriculum materials and staff training resources. Much of her recent training and consultation has focused on the use of the scales in technical assistance, and on helping government agencies to develop accountable systems for recognizing and rewarding high quality programs. Debby Cryer, Scientist, FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Cryer has taught in and directed a variety of early childhood programs. She has written about early childhood program quality for more than 20 years. She is the lead author of the Active Learning Series curriculum books and has extensive experience assessing early childhood programs in varied settings. She is currently studying the effects of continuity of caregiver on children's development, and directs various projects that provide guidance in assessing and improving child care quality. Richard M. Clifford, Senior Scientist, FPG Child Development Institute, Research Associate Professor, UNC-CH School of Education. Dr. Clifford has written and consulted extensively on child and family policy issues with special emphasis on the role of government in the provision of early childhood services. In addition, he has done research on early learning environments and their impact on young children. He currently is co-director of both the National Center for Early Development and Learning and the National Prekindergarden Center. Dr. Clifford is a past president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press; Revised edition (December 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807745499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807745496
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 10.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Flawed, But Useful Instrument October 23, 2005
I underwent ECERS-R evaluation using this same instrument when I worked in a poor, predominantly Black elementary school. I have concluded that this instrument, though thorough and insightful, somewhat downwardly grades poverty-stricken classrooms by pointing out what they don't have (and often can't get due to financial constraints). On the other hand, it rewards more affluent school districts due to their ability to supply more materials, resources, and equipment.

Even though I find it easy to follow, it allows way too much subjectivity for the assessing agent. How you rate my DISCIPLINE and STAFF-CHILD INTERACTIONS would depend on your experiences as a teacher in a certain cultural context. An assessor who mastered his classroom managing skills under the guise of a school district in a community devoted to authoritative discpline may misinterpret the cues in an authoritarian-dominated classroom as "inappropriate". In reality, appropriateness and inappropriateness depend on one's cultural context even with buttressing empircal research. For some people, authoritative classroom management allows children to "run wild", "control the classroom", and "do what they want to do too much".

To ensure the proper use of the instrument, administrators should:

1. Ensure that his teachers possess a copy of the ALL ABOUT THE ECERS-R companion book which details step-by-step how to put together an ECERS-R classroom.

2. BEFORE the official assessment, direct teachers to do an ACCURATE, well-guided, appropriately-paced self-study of their classroom.

3. BEFORE the official assessment, support the teacher's suggestions and requests to pull their classrooms up to ECERS-R standards.

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5.0 out of 5 stars love it January 16, 2014
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I loved this book, and having it for such a great price made better! thank you! I recommend amazon to all my friends in school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent teaching tool. December 27, 2013
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I think this is a wonderful guide for have your learning covering all the children needs. If you follow this guide your children will have a lot of opportunities to learn in the best way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have! December 10, 2013
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Great for trying to diagnose problems in the childcare facility and equally great to help you find answers and assure your quality services!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Product came as expected September 12, 2013
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Product was in excellent condition and was delivered as promised. I bought for my daughter and she was pleasantly pleased with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rating Scale July 6, 2013
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I highly recommend the ITERS and ECERS rating scales purchased together; you get everything you need in just two books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it June 21, 2013
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Was every happy with this book once I learned how to use it in one of my classes and even it I dont have the book with me in my head always rating.
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