ERIC Number: ED164100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of Head Start Supplementary Training Programs in Providing Child Development Associate Competency Based Training. Volume II: Final Report - National Survey.
Gilman, Ann; Signatur, Diane
This final and inclusive report discusses the findings of a national survey of training programs which were intended to prepare Head Start classroom staff to meet the competency requirements of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Self-administered survey questionnaires for project managers, field supervisors, and trainees were distributed to all Head Start Supplementary Training (HSST/CDA) programs. Major findings were presented under the following categories: (1) Characteristics of the Training Institution, including data on types of funded training programs and geographic areas served; (2) HSST/CDA Cost Information, providing data on funding methods of the program, program costs and money spent by CDA trainees; (3) Characteristics of HSST/CDA Staff, including functional responsibilities of the staff and demographic and job experience data on field supervisors; (4) Characteristics of CDA Trainees, including demographic and job experience data, other sources of training, and types of jobs held; (5) Characteristics of the CDA Training Programs, including general information, program components, training techniques, types of academic credit, and amount of time used for training, (6) CDA Assessment, including the number of people assessed for the CDA certificate, (7) Respondent Opinions on effects of the program, greatest program strengths, and program areas needing improvement. Conclusions are reported and policy requirement considerations for HSST/CDA contractors/grantees are briefly addressed. (Author/SE)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Methods, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Research, Student Characteristics, Summative Evaluation, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kirschner (E.J.) and Associates, Washington, DC.