ERIC Number: ED328340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Qualified Work Force Project. Working Session: October 12 and 13, 1990. Summary Notes.
Whitebook, Marcy; And Others
The Child Care Employee Project hosted a 2-day working session in Berkeley, California, in an effort to explore questions raised by the National Child Care Staffing Study about what constitutes adequate professional preparation for child care teachers and providers. The mission of the meeting was to develop an agenda for research about the process of securing a skilled and stable work force. Two themes were dominant: (1) improvement of training must be accompanied by increased compensation; and (2) effective training requires sensitivity to cultural differences. Participants concluded that training is a process of professional development that involves three components: access, content, and follow-through. These three components must be addressed simultaneously by policymakers, practitioners, and researchers. Highlights of the discussion of the components, including sample policy-based research questions, are provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Ladders, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Compensation (Remuneration), Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Mentors, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Professional Training, Research Needs, Scholarship Funds, Staff Development, Supervision, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.
Authoring Institution: Child Care Employee Project, Oakland, CA.