ERIC Number: ED327278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-20
Reference Count: N/A
A Quest for Coherence in the Training of Early Care and Education Teachers. Report of a Meeting at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (New York, New York, June 20, 1990).
Ragozzine, Darlene; And Others
Leaders in the field of early care and education identified five main problems in the training of early care and education providers. These problems were: (1) a shortage of trainees: (2) limited access to training; (3) lack of agreement on the content of the training; (4) lack of consistent certification standards and models of professional development; and (5) a fragmented delivery system. Discussion focused on ways of creating greater cohesion in the delivery of training. Major obstacles to this cohesion are attitudinal, instructional, financial, regulatory, and definitional obstacles. Strategies for overcoming each problem were discussed. The report closes with recommendations for the roles that the professional community and foundations might play in solving early care education teacher training problems. (BB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Financial Support, Instructional Systems, Philanthropic Foundations, Postsecondary Education, Private Education, Public Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.