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ERIC Number: EJ938192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Preparing Infant-Family Practitioners: A Work in Progress
Eggbeer, Linda; Mann, Tammy; Gilkerson, Linda
Zero to Three (J), v24 n1 p35-40 Sep 2003
This article explores what it takes to prepare practitioners to work effectively in the infant-family field and describes efforts to meet training needs. A multifaceted effort to prepare and support practitioners who work with infants, toddlers, and families has been central to the growth of the infant-family field. Part C of IDEA and Early Head Start have been catalysts for multidisciplinary training. ZERO TO THREE has identified 4 elements of training important to all infant-family practitioners: 1) a core knowledge base; 2) opportunities for observation; 3) reflective supervision; and 4) collegial support. The authors pay special attention to the theory and implementation of reflective supervision, one of ZERO TO THREE's most visible contributions to professional development in the infant-family field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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