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Foundations for teaching excellence : connecting early childhood quality rating, professional development, and competency systems in states / [edited by] Carollee Howes and Robert C. Pianta.


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Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2011.
  • Book
  • xxiv, 180 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Early childhood professional development definitions and measuring approaches / Martha Zaslow ... [et al.]
  • Integrating quality rating systems and professional development systems in early childhood / Lori Connors-Tadros and Barbara Coccodrilli Carlson
  • Integrating professional standards for the early childhood workforce: putting the pieces together / Sarah LeMoine ... [et al.]
  • Early childhood competencies: sitting on the shelf or guiding professional development? / Pamela J. Winton & Tracey West
  • What do state quality rating systems say about early childhood education competencies and professional development? / Youngok Jung, Cathy Tsao & Jennifer Vu
  • Professional development systems for early childhood educators and the policy context / Sandra S. Hong, Terri Walters, & Tammy Mintz
  • Evaluating the integration of systems on effective teaching, classroom environments, and children's pre-academic learning / Jan Pudommana, Jill Haak & Tammy Mintz.
Publisher's Summary:
Improving teacher quality in early education is a major part of ensuring young children's school readiness and closing the achievement gap. This is the book decision-makers and administrators need to begin developing coordinated, effective teacher quality systems--ones that not only get teachers ready for the classroom, but also promote continuous learning of new skills and strategies.Edited by renowned ECE experts Carollee Howes and Robert Pianta, this book is the first effort to integrate at a state level three critical components of teacher quality: Early Childhood Education Competencies, Professional Development, and Quality Rating Systems (see below). After an in-depth exploration of all three components and their role in high-quality education, readers will get detailed analyses of how six states are making progress toward integrating them. Through case studies on each state--Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, and Pennsylvania--readers will examine the diverse approaches these systems are taking to determine early childhood education competencies and systematically link them with professional development and quality rating systems (QRS) develop and manage the structure, content, and delivery of effective professional development establish the staff qualifications required at each QRS level, encourage teachers to move beyond basic licensing requirements organize and direct their funds provide incentives and motivation for staff participation in professional development create clear partnerships between state organizations to promote integration of systems and moreA call-to-action volume on three of the hottest topics in ECE, "Foundations for Teaching Excellence" represents today's best thinking about teacher quality and accountability, straight from 20 expert researchers, program directors, and leaders in the ECE policy field. Decision-makers and administrators will consider this book an essential reference as they take the first steps toward statewide, integrated teacher quality systems--and ensure that every young child gets the best possible education. Promote state-level integration of Early Childhood Education Competencies (ECEC). Define the knowledge and skills teachers need to be successful. Professional Development (PD). Help teachers acquire those critical skills and knowledge. Quality Rating Systems (QRS). Implement accountability mechanisms that encourage higher levels of competence..
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Howes, Carollee.
Pianta, Robert C.
National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education series
NCRECE series.

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