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ERIC Number: ED500758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 58
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Preparing the Early Education and Care Workforce: The Capacity of Massachusetts' Institutions of Higher Education
Marshall, Nancy L.; Dennehy, Julie; Starr, Elizabeth; Robeson, Wendy Wagner
Wellesley Centers for Women
This study assesses the current capacity of Massachusetts' institutions of higher education (IHE) to prepare the early education and care (EEC) workforce, as well as the current state of progress on the elements identified in the Report of the Early Education and Care Advisory Committee as critical to advancing a professional development system. Part of a series of research projects conducted on the EEC workforce, this report provides a detailed analysis of the Massachusetts Capacity Survey, conducted in 2005, of 59 institutions of higher education. Among the recommendations are that the the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care establish a timetable for implementation of higher workforce standards consistent with IHE capacity and that the Board of Higher Education expand articulation agreements among public and private IHEs and community-based training programs. The following are appended: (1) Survey Methods and Response Rates; (2) Tables; and (3) Directory of IHE Programs (available online). (Contains 22 tables and 2 figures.) [Funding for this report was provided by the National Institute for Early Education Research, with additional funding from Strategies for Children, the A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, and The Boston Foundation.]
Wellesley Centers for Women. Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02841. Tel: 781-283-2510; Fax: 781-283-2504; Web site: http://www.wcwonline.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts