Is quality a subjective or objective matter?

@inproceedings{Smith2012IsQA,
  title={Is quality a subjective or objective matter?},
  author={Anne Barry Smith},
  year={2012}
}
Everyone involved in early childhood services needs to think about how program quality is defined--as either objective, or as subjective and value-based. Subjective accounts involve perspectives on the nature of quality which come from thinking persons, while objective accounts involve the nature of quality as it exists, independent of the way that it is being interpreted. Research-based objective definitions of quality come from three waves of research: (1) whether being in a child care… CONTINUE READING

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