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ERIC Number: ED357001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A "New" Early Childhood Teacher Education.
Kendall, Earline D.
Current reform efforts in early childhood teacher education have recommended movement toward a child-centered learning environment that incorporates nongraded classrooms, cooperative learning, and parent and teacher control of schools. However, several barriers exist in achieving an effective, coordinated delivery system of early childhood professional preparation which would result in implementation of these reforms. These barriers include uncoordinated efforts, lack of economic incentives, various routes of entry into the early childhood field, and insufficient personnel to staff existing programs. Factors to be considered in the creation of a coherent career development system include: (1) the need to eliminate barriers created by historical divisions of early child care, preschool education, and early elementary education; (2) lack of regulatory incentives for training; (3) need for coordination of multiple sources of funding; (4) the need for an expanded, shared knowledge base; (5) the need for standards for trainers; (6) recognition of institutional variables; and (7) acknowledgement of the needs of adult learners. (Contains 21 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A