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Psicologia da Educação

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GALLO, Bruna Calefi  and  SILVA, Ana Paula Soares da. Quality of public early childhood settings: conceptions of user families. Psicol. educ. [online]. 2013, n.36, pp. 41-54. ISSN 1414-6975.

The quality of education along with its evaluation instruments is a concept developed historically and socially. Some concepts understand quality of education as a process of negotiation, significantly evaluated by different members of the educational community, amongst them the families. This article presents a research focused in family's perspective of quality of a public early childhood education setting, aiming to understand what quality of education for those families is and which parameters are selected by them to develop this concept. Based on the theoric-methodologic perspective Rede de Significações, the data was built with 64 families through a questionnaire and a group discussion. Our data reveal that the families show education quality references similar to the Early Childhood experts. It also shows how complex is the family participation in the evaluation of the early childhood education setting quality.

Keywords : quality of early childhood settings; evaluation of education quality.

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