ERIC Number: ED353379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Developing Professionalism in the Child Care Industry. An Instructional Program Guide for Child Care Workers.
Johnson, Ann; And Others
This program guide documents a child care job family curriculum that develops competence in generic work force education skills through two minicourses: Basic Issues in Child Care and Child Development Associate. An annotated table of contents lists a brief description of the questions answered in each section. An introduction presents a program abstract and a guide overview. The remainder of the guide is structured according to the four stages in the process of setting up a work force instructional program: partnership building, curriculum development, actual instruction, and evaluation. A detailed table of contents to each section outlines the steps involved in completing each stage. The section on developing partnerships identifies some key partners and structures for achieving their involvement. The section on developing curriculum describes some structures for assessing and organizing input from a variety of sources. The section on teaching the class presents a curricular model with specific examples of daily classroom activities. The section on assessment and evaluation describes a variety of assessment tools and discusses their advantages and disadvantages. Appendixes include sample lesson plans, evaluation forms, local promotion of the project, and a selected bibliography divided into work force skills (59 items), background theory (47), and practitioner resources (20). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Associate Degrees, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Child Development Specialists, Classroom Techniques, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Job Training, Literacy Education, Occupational Home Economics, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Reading Skills, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
School of Education/Center for Initiatives in Education, Southwest Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666; or San Marcos Literacy Action, P.O. Box 907, San Marcos, TX 78667.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos. Center for Initiatives in Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 062 769-773.