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ERIC Number: EJ1084366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3746
Understanding the Initial Impact of Early Support and Key Working Training through the Voices of Trainers, Training Participants, and Families
Brito, Ana Teresa; Lindsay, Geoff
Infants and Young Children, v29 n1 p71-88 Jan-Mar 2016
An exploratory study is reported of the delivery of the Early Support and Key Working (ES&KW) training program in England for multiagency professionals and parents. This qualitative study examined how ES&KW training principles and content relate to contemporary pillars in early childhood intervention; how this training is structured to meet the program's principles and desired outcomes; and its impact on training participants' competences to fulfill the key working functions in partnership with parents/carers and families they work with. The study involved, throughout its different phases, 42 participants, comprising trainers, training participants, mostly working with small children (aged 0-8 years), and families. On the basis of document analysis, training observations, focus groups, reflective practice, and semistructured interviews, results show that overwhelmingly participants found ES&KW training very significant to their work with children, families, and other professionals but some gaps between the program's intentions and reality emerged. We explore the reasons for the program's success and the implications for its further development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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