ERIC Number: ED125754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
In-Service Training Models for Early Childhood Education Programs.
Winkelstein, Ellen; And Others
This paper describes and analyzes different types of inservice training available for early childhood education programs to help directors select the inservice training best suited to their programs. It is suggested that early childhood education programs are at one of three levels of development: initial adjustment stage, operational stage, and established functional stage. The proposed objective is to match the developmental stage of a program to the model of inservice training best suited to its needs and resources. Three models of inservice training are outlined. The Materials Model is a highly cost effective method of training done with self-instructional materials. This model requires much independent effort from the staff and would most likely prove ineffective to programs at the initial adjustment and operational stages. The Advisor/Consultant Model involves bringing an outside advisor/consultant into the program to provide specific expertise. While this type of training can be used effectively by programs at any stage of development, cost may be an important factor. The Inside Trainer Model consists of training carried out by program staff members themselves, and may be most suitable to a program in the initial adjustment stage of development as it provides for continuous support. However, this model is not recommended for use after the initial adjustment stage as it is costly and time-consuming and may stifle staff members' independent operation of the program. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Consultants, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Models, Preschool Education, Program Development, Teacher Education, Training
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.