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ERIC Number: EJ797294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Creating an Effective System of Teacher Preparation and Professional Development: Conversations with Stakeholders
Lobman, Carrie; Ryan, Sharon
Educational Policy, v22 n4 p515-540 2008
With the expansion in publicly funded prekindergarten programs across the country, a number of policy initiatives are aiming to bring these various providers of preschool services together to create coordinated systems of early care and education. This article reports the findings of a focus group study with stakeholders at all levels of the preschool teacher development system in New Jersey after it had been in operation for 4 years. The reported experiences of these early childhood stakeholders offer insights into what is needed for such a system to work and the barriers preventing coordination of services and how they might be addressed in other states. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey