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Evaluar la calidad de los programas de educación temprana a través de un protocolo: un estudio de caso

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RESUMEN Existe un interés creciente entre los investigadores para entender cómo se establece y se mantiene la calidad en los programas de educación temprana; cómo debe evaluarse, y cómo deben interpretarse los resulta-dos obtenidos. Específicamente, en España, se reconoce la naturaleza educativa y asistencial de la etapa que comprende los primeros seis años de edad, en la que existen diversas propuestas pedagógicas de muy varia-da orientación. Ante la falta de instrumentos que ayuden a los centros a evaluar la calidad de los programas educativos, se describe el protocolo diseñado y aplicado para evaluar la calidad de un programa de educa-ción temprana trilingüe (castellano, vascuence e inglés) en un centro del norte de España, durante dos cursos académicos. Palabras clave: educación temprana; evaluación; protocolo; calidad.
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