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Evaluating the Foundation Phase: key findings on child involvement and wellbeing

Waldron, Samuel, Rhys, Mirain ORCID: and Taylor, Christopher Matthew ORCID: 2014. Evaluating the Foundation Phase: key findings on child involvement and wellbeing. [Project Report]. Social Research Research Summary, vol. 44. Cardiff: Welsh Government. Available at:

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The Foundation Phase (introduced in 2008) provides a developmentally appropriate experiential curriculum for children aged 3-7 in Wales. The Welsh Government commissioned independent evaluation (led by WISERD) aims to evaluate how well it is being implemented, what impact it has had, and ways in which it can be improved. The three-year evaluation utilises a range of mixed methods at a national and local scale. This is one of four papers focused on impact. It draws on 239 classroom/setting observations, 357 practitioner interviews, 604 school/setting and 671 Year 2 survey responses, seven Year 2 focus groups, and 37 Local Authority and four non-maintained organisation interviews.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Publisher: Welsh Government
ISBN: 9781473412880
Funders: Welsh Government
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 5 April 2016
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 09:40

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