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Professional Development and Its Impact on Children in Early Childhood Education and Care: A Meta-Analysis Based on European Studies

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Professional Development and Its Impact on Children in Early Childhood Education and Care: A Meta-Analysis Based on European Studies. / Jensen, Peter; Rasmussen, Astrid Würtz.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 63, No. 6, 09.2019, p. 935-950.

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title = "Professional Development and Its Impact on Children in Early Childhood Education and Care: A Meta-Analysis Based on European Studies",
abstract = "This study reviews the European evidence on the impact of professional development (PD) of pre-school educators on child outcomes. A meta-analysis investigates how PD of pre-school educators in formal pre-school centers in Europe affects child outcomes. The European studies are quite recent and limited in numbers, and our results show a significant positive effect of PD on child outcomes with an overall effect size of 0.35 (with a 95{\%} confidence interval from 0.20 to 0.51). The magnitude is slightly smaller than corresponding results based on US studies, but indicates a general positive effect of PD on child outcomes.",
keywords = "Europe, Professional development, meta-analysis, pre-schooling",
author = "Peter Jensen and Rasmussen, {Astrid W{\"u}rtz}",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1080/00313831.2018.1466359",
language = "English",
volume = "63",
pages = "935--950",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research",
issn = "0031-3831",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "6",

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KW - meta-analysis

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