ERIC Number: ED321854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Preparing Practitioners To Work with Infants, Toddlers and Their Families: Issues and Recommendations for Educators and Trainers.
Fenichel, Emily Schrag; Eggbeer, Linda
Written for faculty members, administrators, and trainers in a variety of educational settings, this publication discusses issues and offers recommendations on the preparation of professionals working with infants, toddlers, and their families. Section I identifies four key elements in the training of infant/family practitioners and describes these elements in the context of professional education. Section II discusses the relationship between training and demonstrated competence. Offering an agenda for action, Section III suggests priorities for collaborative action among policymakers, parents, educators, and professionals to improve the training of infant/family practitioners. Appendix A provides examples of promising training approaches; Appendix B lists sources of additional information. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Competency Based Education, Continuing Education, Core Curriculum, Family (Sociological Unit), Infants, Inservice Education, Parent Child Relationship, Professional Development, Professional Education, Teaching Methods, Toddlers
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 2000 Fourteenth Street, North, Suite 380, Arlington, VA 22201-2500 ($5.00 per copy; set of four documents, $18.00. Add $2.50 shipping and handling for 1-2 copies; add $3.50 for 3-6 copies. 10% discount on orders of 7 or more copies.)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
Note: A product of the Training Approaches for Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Project. For related documents, see PS 018 911-914.