ERIC Number: ED424919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Research Findings Relevant to Director Credentialing.
Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.
This document presents literature review findings that provide background information on the director credentialing effort. Findings show that the director's role is essential to program quality and that director experience correlates with quality for children and their families. Research suggests training needs and the competencies or attributes of successful directors. Some articles indicate that consistency of training needs to be identified, and others have identified director problems and concerns. The case for training was found to depend on two arguments: its value in helping directors do their jobs effectively, and its importance to helping directors achieve quality. Findings show that almost no course work as been offered for directors in local colleges and other training institutions. (JPB)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Certification, Child Care Occupations, Credentials, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215; Tel: 617-734-5200, ext. 211; Fax: 617-738-0643; e-mail: Centers@wheelock.edu
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.