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ERIC Number: ED574292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Teaching the Teachers of Our Youngest Children: The State of Early Childhood Higher Education in California, 2015. Highlights
Austin, Lea J. E.; Whitebook, Marcy; Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Amanta, Felippa; Abbasi, Ferheen
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley
Today, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to the nation's economic well-being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier decades, and carries with it heightened expectations for what teachers of young children should know and be able to do, in light of mounting evidence about inadequate and unequal educational quality, particularly for children of color and those living in low-income families. This report highlights findings from the "Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory" and the changes over the last decade in the extent to which California ECE higher education programs offer course content and experiences associated with effective teacher preparation. This report examines how these institutions of higher education are adapting to emerging research and changes in the California policy environment. [For the full report, "Teaching the Teachers of Our Youngest Children: The State of Early Childhood Higher Education in California, 2015," see ED574291. For the technical report, "The State of Early Childhood Higher Education in California. Technical Report," see ED574293.]
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment. Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California at Berkeley, 2521 Channing Way #5555, Berkeley, CA 94720. Tel: 510-643-7091; Web site: http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Heising-Simons Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Identifiers - Location: California