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Sharmahd, Nima; Peeters, Jan; Bushati, Mirlinda – European Journal of Education, 2018
Researchers and international organisations recognise that the quality of ECEC services is related to a professional and competent workforce. The latter should be part of a "competent system" that is capable of linking staff's initial good education to the possibility of constantly reflecting on ideas and practices. Continuous…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Reflection, Group Activities, Teamwork
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Peleman, Brecht; Lazzari, Arianna; Budginaite, Irma; Siarova, Hanna; Hauari, Hanan; Peeters, Jan; Cameron, Claire – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article presents the findings of an analysis of the effects of CPD initiatives on the quality of the pedagogical practices of ECEC practitioners. It is part of a larger study commissioned by Eurofound and jointly conducted by VBJK, IOE and PPMI (Eurofound, 2015). In order to draw policy-relevant information that might support decision makers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Practices
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Van Laere, Katrien; Peeters, Jan; Vandenbroeck, Michel – European Journal of Education, 2012
International reports on early childhood education and care tend to attach increasing importance to workforce profiles. Yet a study of 15 European countries reveals that large numbers of (assistant) staff remain invisible in most international reports. As part of the CoRe project (Competence Requirements in Early Childhood Education and Care) we…
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Expertise
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Urban, Mathias; Vandenbroeck, Michel; Van Laere, Katrien; Lazzari, Arianna; Peeters, Jan – European Journal of Education, 2012
The close connection between the quality of provision for young children and professionalisation of the field has long been supported by international research. That the two are inseparable aspects of one picture is beginning to become accepted at European policy level, as evident in recent high level EU policy documents. This article explores the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children