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Document Number: 8545

Improving the Skills and Credentials of Migrant, Seasonal and American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Teachers: Building From Within - Head Start teachers working with some of the program's most vulnerable populations face major obstacles in attempting to pursue college degrees and training, despite federal expectations that they obtain new academic credentials. This paper examines the barriers to migrant, seasonal and AI/AN teachers securing college degrees and offers policy recommendations to help them. It encourages innovations in curriculum, instruction, course delivery, financial aid and other areas, within Head Start programs and at the community college level. (Sean Cavanagh, Arati Singh and Pamela Levine, Academy for Educational Development, February 2010)...

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