ERIC Number: ED338409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Increasing the Knowledge and Work Performance of Child Daycare Personnel: An In-Service Workshop Approach.
Wilson, Judy Lacy
This practicum addressed the problem of childcare personnel with insufficient knowledge about how to use available teaching resources in five proprietary child daycare centers. Contributing factors were insufficient training and the directors' inability to establish on-going training programs in the five centers. Goals of the practicum were, first, to increase the directors' knowlege about staff development, and, second, to increase the knowledge level of daycare personnel in utilizing developmentally appropriate teaching resources and multicultural teaching strategies, practicing effective classroom management techniques, and enhancing parent/center communications. A five-phase strategy was implemented which included organizational workshops for directors and staff. The workshops were enhanced through the use of teacher-made handouts, "hands on" experiences, classroom demonstrations, center visitation, and the use of a cadre of resource consultants. Results indicated that the goals of the practicum were met and that the use of in-service workshops increased director and staff knowledge about utilizing curriculum resource materials. (SH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.