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ERIC Number: ED561103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Getting Early Childhood Educators Up and Running: Creating Strong Technology Curators, Facilitators, Guides, and Users. Policy Brief
Daugherty, Lindsay; Dossani, Rafiq; Johnson, Erin-Elizabeth; Wright, Cameron
RAND Corporation
Providers of early childhood education (ECE) are well positioned to help ensure that technology is used effectively in ECE settings. Indeed, the successful integration of technology into ECE depends on providers who have the ability to curate the most appropriate devices and content, "facilitate" effective patterns of use, guide families and caretakers on developmentally appropriate practice, and use technology to support provider needs. But ECE providers face significant obstacles that might limit their ability to successfully incorporate technology into the learning process. In this policy brief, we describe both the barriers providers face and the efforts that might be helpful in creating confident, knowledgeable providers who can help ensure appropriate, intentional, and productive use of technology among young children.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: PNC Foundation
Authoring Institution: RAND Education