ERIC Number: ED552852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Connecting Professional Development to Current Practices: An Examination of Implementation of Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Education
Sadlovsky, Kelly R.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University.
This study uses a basic qualitative research design to uncover and understand how early childhood teachers apply developmentally appropriate practices and what successes and barriers they encounter. The new knowledge produced might help professional development practitioners by increasing their understanding of how developmentally appropriate practices are applied by teachers and the obstacles encountered and thus can help practitioners develop professional development strategies to improve the facilitation of developmentally appropriate practice training and ongoing professional development. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research, Barriers, Preschool Teachers
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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