ERIC Number: ED167269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of a Conceptual Framework for the Participation of Early Childhood Specialists in Policy-Making.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the utility of a conceptual model of factors involved in early childhood policy development. The assessed model provides a framework which focuses on the interactive nature of decision-making. Basic parameters are identified and applied to an instance of successful participation in the development of policies for day care support by a private, not-for-profit agency. Analysis focuses on characteristics of the interaction setting, roles of participants in the policy-making process, individual personality variables, the nature of the issue under consideration, the influence of organizational parameters, and societal values. Implications for theory construction, research, and for specialists in early childhood are discussed. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Child Development Specialists, Conceptual Schemes, Coordination, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Group Dynamics, Individual Characteristics, Interaction Process Analysis, Models, Policy Formation, Role Perception, Social Influences
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Child Behavior and Development.