Aims + General Q's.
Who studied the EPPE project?
Sylva et al.
What were the aims of the EPPE project?
- To study the impact of young children's intellectual and social development
- Whether it reduced social inequalities
- Find out whether the some types of pre-school experience were more effective than others in effectively promoting development
- Discover the characteristics of a good pre-school
How many children did they study?
From how many different pre-schools?
The samples were selected to include?
- Urban, suburban and rural areas.
- A range of ethnic diversity and social disadvantages
When compared to children who were cared for at home researchers found?
Pre-school attendance improved:
- Cognitive development
- Social behaviour
The EPPE project suggests that there is an increased risk of anti social behvaoir could be reduced by what?
High quality pre-schooling when children were aged 3-4.
Pre-schools that promoted better social and intellectual development combined what?
Education with care.
The research showed that who did better in settings with a mixture of children from different social backgrounds?
The EPPE project has a postive impact on?
- A child's intellectual and social development
- Help to overcome social disadvantages + exclusions.
- Provide children with a better start to school
The quality of pre-school is hugely influential to a child's social and intellectual development.
The EPPE project is well known for it's contribution to what?
The 'evidence-based policy'
Making decisions about policies and programmes using the best available evidence from research.