Skip to main content

Teacher beliefs and practices survey: operationalising the 1997 NAEYC guidelines

Buy Article:

$47.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

This study examined the psychometric properties of a revised measurement, the Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey (TBPS), devised for teachers of three- to five-year-old children. This measure was designed to reflect the concepts of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) as presented in the revised 1997 National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines. Reliability was examined using an internal consistency method. Validity of the measure was examined in its content, criterion and construct. The factors uncovered in the survey supported the content validity because the factors matched the important concepts of DAP in the revised guidelines. To examine concurrent criterion-related validity, teachers' observed practices were compared to their self-reported beliefs and practices. The low but significant correlation between the TBPS score and a theoretically related measure, the Teacher Educational Attitude Scale, supported construct validity. Considering the psychometric properties, the TBPS appears to be a promising measure for critically examining teachers' beliefs about and practices of DAP.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: NAEYC guidelines; operationalising; survey; teacher beliefs; teacher practices

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Early Childhood Education, Gwangju University, JinwolDong, South Korea 2: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

Publication date: 2009-12-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more