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Jiles, Tywanda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article address home visits and the professional development needs of teachers who perform visits. The author writes from a practitioner's point of view, focusing on training needs for providers. The author argues that training and preparation for conducting home visits is needed to equip professionals with the skills needed to execute this…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Home Visits, Preschool Teachers
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Reyes, Luis-Vincente – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
Creating a state comprehensive professional development system for the preparation of early childhood personnel in the USA requires a development framework that is inclusive and responsive to diversity. Over the past few years, states from around the country have begun to embark on journeys towards the development of such a system. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Young Children, Faculty Development, Professional Development
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Wu, Fang; Li, Xingbang; Wei, Quihong – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Through the 2002 Early Childhood Education Initiative, Shouguang City in the Shandong province of China expanded its early childhood education program to include children below the age of three. The strategies which were applied to ensure the successful implementation of the program included: (1) creating a three-tiered professional development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children