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ERIC Number: ED540649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
A Matter of Degrees: Preparing Teachers for the Pre-K Classroom. Education Reform Series
Bueno, Marisa; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Gonzales, Danielle
Pew Center on the States
Research indicates that state pre-k programs with higher teacher qualification requirements improve children's school readiness so states get the most out of their investment in early education. This 2010 report, authored by Marisa Bueno, Linda Darling-Hammond and Danielle Gonzales, reviewed research on training for pre-k teachers and concluded that educators with at least a bachelor's degree coupled with specialized training in early childhood are best able to foster development of the cognitive, social and emotional skills children need to be ready for kindergarten. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 1 figure and 65 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation; McCormick Foundation; Nellie Mae Education Foundation; RGK Foundation; Schumann Fund for New Jersey
Authoring Institution: Pew Center on the States
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; New Jersey; North Carolina; Wisconsin