An Assessment of Various Competencies Reflected in ECE Curriculum 2007 among Children in Government Primary Schools in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  • Samina Altaf et al., MPhil Scholar (Education), Hazara University, Haripur Campus



Early Childhood Education, personal and social development


This survey research was focused on assessing various competencies developed among the children of Early Childhood Education (ECE) classes at primary level subject to the National Curriculum 2007 for Early Childhood Education. The researchers developed the objectives: to examine the different competencies of the ECE students given in the curriculum 2007; to make comparison of these competencies of students studying in primary schools for boys, girls and both genders; and to find out the differences in their competencies of ECE students study in urban, semi-urban and rural primary schools. A self-developed test used to measure competencies of children in different learning areas given ECE curriculum 2007. After validation and confirmation of reliability, this test was administered to 1200 children selected from 120 sample schools selected through random sampling technique. The collected data were analyzed using frequency, mean score, ANOVA and Post hoc test. The mean scores of ECE students for all competencies were found slightly above average. A significant difference was observed in mean scores among the boys only, girls only and mixed gender ECE in all learning areas. The students studying in urban and semi–urban schools were better than rural schools students.