Making sense of preschool research: a multi-paper dissertation on the implementation and effectiveness of preschool curriculum interventions
Darrow, Catherine Lucie
The following multi-paper dissertation addresses issues of effectiveness and implementation inherent in preschool curriculum interventions. This document consists of an overview of challenges faced by educational researchers and issues addressed by the three separate papers that follow. These papers include: (1) a meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of preschool curriculum interventions; (2) an analysis of fidelity instruments used in preschool studies; and (3) a report illustrating the development and use of fidelity and quality measures.