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Document Number: 9887

Role, Relevance, Reinvention: Higher Education in the Field of Early Care and Education - This paper calls upon higher education leaders, policy makers, and members from the early childhood community to work together to create teacher preparation systems that reflect the expertise needed to work with young children. The paper discusses the need for a more diverse early childhood faculty, improved curriculum standards, providing financial aid and other academic supports to assist students complete their programs, and providing credit for previous coursework or related work experience. (Valora Washington, Aspire Institute, September 2008)...

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