N. B. Mswela


The paper seeks to assess aspects that can be considered high priority in formulating an Early Childhood Education (ECE) accreditation model in Botswana. The article further proposes such a model based on these high priority factors. The study adopts the Minimal Accreditation Model (MAM) as the Theoretical Framework and uses Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Factor Analysis to prioritise data in order to identify the most preferred aspects for inclusion the proposed accreditation model. The research reveals first-preferred and second-preferred factors and elaborated how these could be incorporated in the accreditation model, which is in turn presented and explained.


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accreditation, early childhood education, quality education, accreditation model, standards, priority factors

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