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Impact of Early Childhood Education Project on Students’ Cognitive Development at School in the Punjab, Pakistan
AbstractThis study intended to measure the impact of early childhood education project on students' cognitive development at schools in the Punjab. The study was quantitative and descriptive in nature. Sample of the study was comprised of 120 government school teachers (60 teachers from schools having ECE classrooms and 60 teachers from schools having Katchi classes). The nonparticipant complete observation method was used and data were collected on self-developed instrument named Cognitive Development Scale. It was concluded that the students who received early childhood education their cognitive development grows in ameliorate way. It was also concluded that in mostly schools where ECE rooms exist, trained ECE teacher and caregivers not available. On the basis of conclusions, it was recommended for the public sector to promote Early Childhood Education (ECE) all over the Punjab, additional funding is needed for the building of distinct rooms and the training of teachers to convey knowledge at this specific level of children.
- Ghulam Yasrab
- Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
- Dr. Syed Shafqat Ali Shah
- Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan