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Tool 2.1: Spreadsheet

ECE Data Mapping and Evidence Plan Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet contains two tabs:

This tab lists the indicators that should form the data and evidence base for ECE in the Education Sector Analysis (ESA).

  • Priority indicators that should ideally be reflected in the Education Sector Analysis (ESA) across contexts are indicated. Other indicators listed are not exhaustive and are illustrative examples countries may consider based on contextual needs and priorities.
  • This tab will help you map information relating to the indicators (e.g., availability; data sources; reliability). In turn, this will support identifying any data gaps and whether additional, complementary information (e.g., thematic studies or rapid assessments) may strengthen the ECE evidence base for the Education Sector Analysis (ESA).
  • This tab will also help you organize the key data gaps that need to be filled. It also allows you to identify short- and long-term options to consider when planning how and when to fill the data gaps.

This tab will help you gather and organize the information from relevant thematic studies/reports that can complement your evidence base.

  • A thematic study/report is any type of research, evaluation, assessment or analysis on a particular topic (for example, curriculum development process, impact of family engagement on children’s learning, early learning assessment), which generates information, results and evidence on the topic.
  • An example thematic study is provided to illustrate the type of information that can be included.
  • Click on “Tab 1: Data Mapping” for the list of indicators that should form the data and evidence base for ECE in the Education Sector Analysis (ESA).
  • Click on “Tab 2: Completed Thematic Studies” for an example of information of a relevant thematic study/report that can complement your evidence base.
  • Download the tool (Excel spreadsheet) to fill out the ECE data mapping and information on thematic studies.
  • Click on “Guiding Questions: Data Collection Processes” for a checklist of questions on data collection processes and costs, to help you identify the most appropriate/relevant options for filling data gaps.

Tab 1 "Data Mapping and Evidence Planning"

Data Mapping

Tab 2

Completed Thematic Studies

Thematic Study Title Theme/Area of Focus Year Rationale Reliability Summary of Key Findings Summarize Key Gaps Identified in the Study Link

Example: Examining parental engagement in early childhood education in Ghana: Implications for interventions

Family and community engagement August 2019 This is a comprehensive qualitative study examining how Ghanaian parents of pre-primary school-aged children engage in their child’s education. This is relevant to the subsector as family engagement is a core component of quality of ECE services. Medium. The study was conducted by Innovations for Poverty Action, in collaboration with UNICEF. This study was commissioned by the Ghana Education Service following a subsector diagnostic workshop that revealed family engagement as a key challenge, and the need to identify evidence-based strategies to effectively engage parents in ECE. The research data was collected in 12 schools across three regions in Ghana – Northern, Ashanti, and Greater Accra – with 36 caregivers, 18 teachers, and 6 head teachers (60 participants in total, 20 per region). The study is recent (conducted in July 2019).
  1. Parents and teachers alike value kindergarten education as an important foundation for children’s academic and social development and future schooling.
  2. Caregivers tended to view their role as ensuring children had their basic needs met, including nutrition and cleanliness and payment of school fees, while teachers reported feeling frustrated that caregivers were not more involved in school and communicating more regularly with them.
  3. Economic hardship leads families to have limited time and resources to invest in their child’s education, posing serious challenges to increasing caregiver engagement with their child’s learning and their school.

 

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Supplementary Information

Guiding Questions on Data Collection Processes

As you fill out the Data Mapping tab, it may be useful to consider the following guiding questions on data collection processes and costs, as these can help you identify the most appropriate/relevant options for filling data gaps.

  • 1 Current Guiding Questions on Data Collection Processes
  • 2 Guiding Questions on Data Collection Cost Considerations
  • 3 Complete
Guiding Questions on Data Collection Processes

1.3 How long do the processes/procedures take (including collection, processing and analysis of data)?

1.4 What are the available human resources and technical capacity to carry out the processes?

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