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ERIC Number: ED326308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Delivery Systems.
Hutchison, Betty
This paper on delivery systems for preparing and training early childhood educators focuses on three main topics: (1) adequacy of delivery systems and access; (2) market influences on delivery systems; and (3) linking preparation and professional development components. Questions addressed include the following: Would the current preparation and training systems be adequate to meet demand, if resources were plentiful? If not, what is missing? How do early childhood educators commonly access training? How do preparation and training systems influence the early childhood education market? What incentives exist to encourage providers to participate in preparation and training programs? What strategies can be devised to organize better productive career ladders in the field of early childhood education and care? How best can different elements of the delivery system be linked to provide better articulated opportunities of higher quality than presently exist for early childhood educators? How can this be achieved without excluding or discouraging many poor and minority educators who have been long committed to the field? What are the best ways to organize on-the-job professional development opportunities? In conclusion, elements of an articulated, comprehensive model of early childhood training are specified. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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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).