IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF ACTIVITIES IN PRESCHOOLS? LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: A STUDY OF SOUTH JORDAN

Abstract

Author(s): Entesar TURKI AL- DARABAHAH, Anna Christina ABDULLAH and Nor Hashimah HASHIM

This study discourses the techniques through which quality of activities in learning environment within the preschools in Jordan could be enhanced. A stratified random sample of preschools was selected to represent these government (n = 84) and private preschools (n = 23). Independent observers rated the activities of preschools by ECERS-R. Overall, 13% of government preschools were found to be inadequate, 43% were of minimal quality, 43% were of good quality and 1% was excellent. The quality of government preschools activities was significantly higher than the quality of private preschools activities; nevertheless there were no significant differences in the other domains. Findings suggested the importance of continuing to implement high quality of preschools activities in Jordan.

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