ERIC Number: ED392527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Application of Quality Ratings in Pre-Schools in Community Developmental Work: The Lerum Competence Development Project.
The Lerum Competence Development Project seeks to develop a model for educator inservice training to improve the quality of day care. Lerum is a small community outside Goteborg, Sweden, with approximately 35,000 inhabitants. The expansion of childcare provision within the community necessitates support of the teachers because of economic and organizational changes, hence, the start of the Lerum project in 1994. The training model is based on facilitating day care provider awareness of a range of issues and topics. This preliminary report describes main phases of the project, selection criteria for the experimental and reference groups, and use of the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) as a basis for inservice training. It also discusses aspects of the training selection process and methods. Methods employed include: external lecture, literature studies, learning organizations, and self-evaluation. Preliminary assessment of the effectiveness of these measures is discussed. (JW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale; Sweden
Note: Paper presented at the European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education (5th, Paris, France, September 7-9, 1995).