ERIC Number: EJ1022320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessment Practices and Training Needs of Early Childhood Professionals
Banerjee, Rashida; Luckner, John L.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v34 n3 p231-248 2013
Assessment plays a critical role in the planning and delivery of quality services for young children and their families. The purpose of this study was to identify the current assessment practices and training needs of early childhood professionals. A large sample of early childhood professionals responded to a comprehensive survey. The most frequently used standardized tools and nonstandardized procedures, the functions of assessment, the training needs of professionals, challenges related to assessment, and recommendations for professional preparation programs are reported.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Online Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Likert Scales, Barriers, Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A