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ERIC Number: EJ816196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
The Value of In-Service Education for Quality in Pre-School
Sandberg, Anette; Anstett, Siv; Wahlgren, Ulla
Journal of In-service Education, v33 n3 p301-319 Sep 2007
The aim of this study is to increase knowledge about, and describe how, participants consider their own learning process and development during in-service education, and to consider how they attempt to implement their new knowledge in pre-school after completing the training programme. The sample consists of nine newly qualified pre-school teachers who participated in interviews twice. The first interview was conducted directly after completing their studies, and the second interview was conducted one year later, when the pre-school teachers once again were active in pre-schools. The findings indicate that pre-school teachers perceive that they have gained strength in their profession. The theoretical bases including developmental pedagogy and a changed view of the child have been crucial for the implementation process. This kind of in-service education is significant in increasing pre-school quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden