Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110683
Authors: 
Jensen, Bente
Jensen, Peter
Rasmussen, Astrid Würtz
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8957
Abstract: 
From 2011 to 2013 a randomized controlled trial has been run in Danish preschools to obtain evidence on improvements of early childhood education by providing training to the preschool teachers. The purpose of the intervention is to improve child socio-emotional outcomes (measured by SDQ), especially for socially disadvantaged children. The intervention preschools received extra training of the preschool teachers, whereas control preschools did not receive any training. The results show improvements in several subscales of the SDQ scale. However, the intervention proves less beneficial for socially disadvantaged children, in particular as a consequence of unfavorable preschool characteristics.
Subjects: 
preschools
childcare
child development
RCT
professional development
intervention
JEL: 
I21
J13
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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