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ERIC Number: ED325224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Delivery Systems.
Phillips, Carol Brunson
The adequacy of current systems for preparation and training of early childhood teachers is considered. Although primary information sources provide no comprehensive data about early childhood teacher preparation programs, some features are known. A training profile of the work force was developed from data from the National Child Care Staffing Study. The Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition obtained relevant data from the 1988 National Surveys of Child Development Associates. The Council also gathered some data directly from training systems, particularly postsecondary education institutions. Few conclusions about the adequacy of training systems to meet demand can be drawn from this information. There is some form of training in every state, and various forms of training have evolved and been accessed by caregivers employed in early childhood programs. This suggests that there may be a general framework for training. Whether the framework meets the demand depends upon whether demand is viewed from the perspective of the training required to get a job or from the perspective of the training needed to produce a truly qualified work force that exhibits the standards of the profession. Training system characteristics on which information is needed are charted. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Preparation and Professional Development Programs for Early Childhood Educators: Emerging Needs for the Next Decade (New York, NY, November 7-8, 1990).