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ERIC Number: EJ952227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Effective Employment-Based Training Models for Childcare Workers
Choy, Sarojni; Haukka, Sandra
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v50 n1 p141-163 Apr 2010
Childcare workers play a significant role in the learning and development of children in their care. This has major implications for the training of workers. Under new reforms of the childcare industry, the Australian government now requires all workers to obtain qualifications from a vocational education and training provider (e.g. Technical and Further Education) or university. Effective models of employment-based training are critical to provide training to highly competent workers. This paper presents findings from a study that examined current and emerging models of employment-based training in the childcare sector, particularly at the Diploma level. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a sample of 16 participants who represented childcare directors, employers and workers located in childcare services in urban, regional and remote locations in the State of Queensland. The study proposes a "best-fit" employment-based training approach that is characterised by a compendium of five models instead of a "one size fits all". Issues with successful implementation of employment-based training models are also discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia