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ERIC Number: ED160229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Principles of Staff Development in Programs for Young Children.
Katz, Lilian G.
This paper outlines 6 principles for inservice educators and others engaged in staff development for early childhood programs. Principle 1 recommends that inservice educators focus on modifying a teacher's understandings (the constructions, concepts, or schemata relevant to his or her work) rather than on giving prescriptions for behavior. Principle 2 recommends strengthening enduring dispositions (e.g., inventiveness, patience, and enthusiasm) thought to be related to effective teaching. Principle 3 supports a focus on helping teachers to use competencies they already possess more reliably, consistently, appropriately, and confidently. Principle 4 suggests the importance of building long-term relationships with teachers instead of offering hasty corrections. Principle 5 proposes that inservice educators maintain an optimum psychological distance from the teachers they work with. Principle 6 recommends the provision of moderate amounts of inspiration as well as encouragement and support to keep up the teacher's enthusiasm. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: To be published in Children in Contemporary Society