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ERIC Number: ED574329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Innovations for High Quality, Aligned Early Childhood Educator Preparation. IERC 2016-3. Executive Summary
White, Bradford R.; Baron, Debra Mayconich; Klostermann, Brenda K.; Duffy, Daniel Q.
Illinois Education Research Council
The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) provided Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program Innovation (EPPI) grants to 20 partnerships comprised of two- and four-year institutions to further develop models for early childhood educator preparation and build capacity in key areas of need. Recipients used grant funds to design and implement a wide range of seamless pathways for degree and credential attainment through innovative articulation initiatives, systems for aligning assessments to demonstrate candidate attainment of key competencies, and strategies for advising and supporting transfer students. Promising practices to improve early math learning, bilingual/English language learning, infant/toddler development, and quality field experience placements were also developed. This qualitative implementation study provides a systematic review of the innovations and strategies EPPI grant recipients utilized in addressing common barriers and practice-oriented issues experienced in early childhood educator preparation. The study is summarized in this report. [For the full report, "Innovations for High Quality, Aligned Early Childhood Educator Preparation. IERC 2016-3," see ED574328. For the research highlights, "Innovations for High Quality, Aligned Early Childhood Educator Preparation. IERC 2016-3. Research Highlights," see ED574330.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois University, Illinois Education Research Council
Identifiers - Location: Illinois