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ERIC Number: ED100799
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An Approach to Competency-Based Teacher Preparation in Early Childhood Education.
Jacobs, Adelle; Bursuk, Laura
This paper discusses an approach to competency-based teacher education whose goal is the development of early childhood education teachers who have the requisite knowledge, attitudes, and skills for facilitating children's cognitive, affective, and psychomotor development and who are well-informed, creative, flexible, open to experience, responsible for themselves and others, and guided by positive goals. Toward this goal, 15 competencies are proposed. To provide students with opportunities for the development of these competencies, the following areas of study are recommended: (a) self-understanding for teachers, (b) child development, (c) the young child in his environment, (d) language arts, (e) literature for young children, (f) reading skills in early childhood education, (g) the expressive arts in early childhood education, and (h) teacher/parent relationship. In conclusion, the author states that humanism is crucial to teacher effectiveness and that a good competency-based program must offer each student opportunities to become a whole person. (PD)
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