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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Child care workers--In-service training;

Abstract

The purpose of this review is to identify key components of effective in-service professional development (PD) that would provide high quality training for child care providers. This review will look specifically at in-service PD for child care providers, not pre-service PD. Pre-service PD can imply the acquisition of an education-related degree, whereas in-service PD comprises a series of specific trainings for growth and development of Early Care and Education (ECE) providers. In-service PD does play an important function for ECE providers. The research examined for this review focuses on a variety of methodologies and approaches to in-service professional development trainings implemented with primarily center-based early child care providers. An analysis of the measurements used to determine effectiveness is discussed along with the identification of six effective components of in-service PD. This review looks closer at the effective components, individually, and in combination. In conclusion, the last chapter provides recommendations for ECE providers in purposefully choosing effective in-service PD along with future research and educational policy ideas.

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jill M. Uhlenberg

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Date Original

2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 52 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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