ERIC Number: ED097961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Training Child Care Workers in Denmark. I. Training Group Day Care Workers.
Wagner, Mary M.; Wagner, Marsden G.
As part of the training of group day care workers in Denmark, training programs have been developed for each of the seven different types of day care centers. The theoretical education for each program is provided in four seminariums; practicum experiences occur in an actual day care facility. Each seminarium trains students in the care of only one age group of children. They include: (1) creches- children from 0 to 3 years of age; (2) kindergartens- children from 3 to 7; and (3) freetime- children and adolescents from 7 to 18. A fourth seminarium trains a selected group of experienced seminarium graduates to be leaders of child care institutions or practicum teachers in day care centers. Individual curriculums of the seminariums are influenced by governmental laws regulating the number of hours of theoretical instruction in specific subject areas as well as practicum experience. Student-related topics examined in this report include selection, qualification, evaluation, organizations and job placement. Teacher qualifications and a description of some physical features of the facilities are also presented. Discussion of some training problems and implications of this training system for programs in the United States conclude the report. (SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Inst. of Social Medicine.
Identifiers - Location: Denmark