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ERIC Number: EJ1113722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
Using a Strengths Approach to Early Childhood Teacher Preparation in Child Protection Using Work-Integrated Education
Fenton, Angela
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v14 n3 p157-169 2013
This paper explores a collaborative strengths-based approach to investing in pre-service early childhood teacher education in the area of child protection. The doctoral research of the author, which evaluated a Strengths Approach as a cross-sector tool for implementing change in early-childhood education and in doing so researched a potential investment in improving pre-service preparation, is described and discussed. Findings from the research suggest that using a strengths-based process, involving work-integrated learning, enhanced the ability of the pre-service teachers in the study to protect young children. [Papers included in this "Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education" ("APJCE") Special Issue stem from selected manuscripts from the Australian Collaborative Education Network Annual Conference 2012.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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