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Document Number: 9005

Toward the Identification of Features of Effective Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators: Literature Review - Current strategies of professional development do not adequately prepare all educators for the array of responsibilities, knowledge and skills they are expected to demonstrate in their work with young children and their families. This review incorporates findings from research in four areas of early childhood professional development: (1) strengthening human or social capital; (2) strengthening practices at institutions or organizations providing professional development; (3) strengthening early educator practices related to specific child outcomes; and (4) strengthening overall quality in classroom settings. (U.S. Department of Education, August 2010)...


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