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Early Development Instrument (EDI): Not everyone accepts it as reliable "evidence"



Read peer-reviewed journal articles critiquing the EDI. To view the complete copywrite-protected articles please email info@kidsfirstcanada.org

The Critique

“The Early Development Index and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds” Published in the journal: Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development. By Jianghong Li, Amedeo D'Angiulli & Garth E. Kendall (2007) 27:3, 221-235.

Reply from HELP and the EDI Team

Reply to Li, D'Angiulli, and Kendall: The Early Development Index and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds” by Janus, Hertzman, Guhn, Brinkman, and Goldfeld. 2008.

Response to the Reply

Response to “Reply to Li, D'Angiulli, and Kendall: The Early Development Index and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds” by Janus, Hertzman, Guhn, Brinkman, and Goldfeld This response is written by Jianghong Li, Amedeo D'Angiulli and Garth Kendall. Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v29 n1, p89-92, Mar 2009.    

BC Teachers

The BC teachers' union knows the EDI and the MDI are "subjective" but supports the EDI because it advances their agenda. Read about our talk with them here.





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