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Child Observation and Accountability in Early Childhood Education: Perspectives from Australia and the United States

By J. Amos Hatch and Susan J. Grieshaber


The changing ways child observation is being used by preschool teachers in the United States and Australia are described in relation to the accountability movement pressuring young children and their teachers in both countries. The costs of the accountability movement in early childhood education are explored, and a call for genuine accountability based on assessment strategies such as traditional child observation is made

Topics: child observation, accountability, standards, crossnational research
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.1023/A:1015177406713
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