ERIC Number: ED455943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Case Stories Offer Practical Training. NCEDL Spotlights.
National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
Noting that case stories are useful for early childhood teacher preparation and staff development because they present situations likely to be encountered by practitioners, this report provides a sample of the case stories developed through the Case Method of Instruction Outreach Project and available on a Web site for use by practitioners. Each story presents a complex dilemma from the point of view of a practitioner or a group of practitioners, and includes discussion questions. The case stories involve situations such as a biting incident at a child care center, how a child care center struggled to include a child with special needs, and four profiles of families for whom child care or higher quality child care is needed. (KB)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Staff Development, Teacher Education, World Wide Web
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, CB#8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185; Tel: 919-966-0867; Web site: http://www.ncedl.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Stories an outgrowth of the Case Method of Instruction Outreach Project co-directed by P.J. McWilliam and Pat Snyder.