Early Childhood Ecology Scale

Using the frameworks of cultural responsiveness and classroom management, the Early Childhood Ecology Scale (ECES) is developed to be an observation and reflective tool to examine teacher candidates' notions of classroom ecology. It includes five sub-domains to measure teacher's interaction with diverse students. These subdomains are sociocognitive, sociocultural , sociolinguisitc, socioemotional, and sociophysical.

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Subdomain

Diverse Teaching Practice; Positive ethnic-racial attitudes

Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher

Administration Information

Administration
Computer,
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Open Access
Yes

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Flores, B., & Riojas-Cortez, M. (2009). Measuring Early Childhood Teacher Candidates' Conceptualizations of a Culturally Responsive Classroom Ecology. The Journal of Classroom Interaction, 44(2), 4-13. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23869608

Flores, B., Casebeer, C. M., & Riojas-Cortez, M. (2011). Validation of the early childhood ecology scale-revised: A reflective tool for teacher candidates. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 32(3), 266-286. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10901027.2011.594487

Item Type
Likert