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Article: Assessing Diversity in Early Childhood Development in the East Asia-Pacific

TitleAssessing Diversity in Early Childhood Development in the East Asia-Pacific
Authors
KeywordsEarly child development
East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS)
Measurement
Low-and middle- income countries
Issue Date2019
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/west/home?SGWID=4-102-70-173750003-0
Citation
Child Indicators Research, 2019, v. 12 n. 1, p. 235-254 How to Cite?
AbstractThe East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales represent the first effort to create a developmental assessment tool on the basis of the diverse cultures and values of a range of countries within a world region. The Scales were administered to a representative sample of 7757 children (3869 girls), ranging in age from 36 to 71 months, from Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. In all six countries, child development scores increased with age and urban children consistently performed better than rural children. The gap between urban and rural children widened with age in Cambodia. There were significant gender differences in total scores, favouring girls in four countries. Results illustrate commonalities and variations in trajectories of children’s early development across contexts. Reasons for the findings and their implications are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/258678
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 1.858
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.442
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dc.contributor.authorRao, N-
dc.contributor.authorSun, J-
dc.contributor.authorRichards, BD-
dc.contributor.authorWeber, A-
dc.contributor.authorSincovich, A-
dc.contributor.authorDarmstadt, G L-
dc.contributor.authorIp, P-
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-22T01:42:19Z-
dc.date.available2018-08-22T01:42:19Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationChild Indicators Research, 2019, v. 12 n. 1, p. 235-254-
dc.identifier.issn1874-897X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/258678-
dc.description.abstractThe East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales represent the first effort to create a developmental assessment tool on the basis of the diverse cultures and values of a range of countries within a world region. The Scales were administered to a representative sample of 7757 children (3869 girls), ranging in age from 36 to 71 months, from Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. In all six countries, child development scores increased with age and urban children consistently performed better than rural children. The gap between urban and rural children widened with age in Cambodia. There were significant gender differences in total scores, favouring girls in four countries. Results illustrate commonalities and variations in trajectories of children’s early development across contexts. Reasons for the findings and their implications are discussed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/west/home?SGWID=4-102-70-173750003-0-
dc.relation.ispartofChild Indicators Research-
dc.subjectEarly child development-
dc.subjectEast Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS)-
dc.subjectMeasurement-
dc.subjectLow-and middle- income countries-
dc.titleAssessing Diversity in Early Childhood Development in the East Asia-Pacific-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailRao, N: nrao@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailRichards, BD: benrich@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailIp, P: patricip@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityRichards, BD=rp02400-
dc.identifier.authorityIp, P=rp01337-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12187-018-9528-5-
dc.identifier.hkuros286536-
dc.identifier.volume12-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage235-
dc.identifier.epage254-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000455596800013-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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