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Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care

Edited by Michel Vandenbroeck, Mathias Urban, Jan Peeters

© 2016 – Routledge

142 pages

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About the Book

Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care is concerned with a growing interest from policy and research in the professionalisation of the early childhood workforce. Illustrated by in-depth case studies of innovative and sustainable pathways to professionalisation, it recognises the importance of a systemic approach to professionalisation across all levels of the early childhood. The authors of this wide-ranging book share insights of professionalism from various European countries and suggest that professionalism in early childhood unfolds best in a ‘competent system’.

This book considers a broad range of international issues including

  • Continuous professional support and quality
  • Early Childhood education and care staff with different qualifications in professional development processes.
  • How personal attitudes and competence of educators are related to the wider system of competent teams, leadership, collaboration across services and competent governance
  • From research to policy: the case of early childhood and care

Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care is a crucial and fascinating read for professionals working in the sector and contributes to broadening views on what professionalism in early childhood can mean within a ‘competent system’.

Table of Contents

List of contributors

Introduction Michel Vandenbroeck, Jan Peeters, Mathias Urban and Arianna Lazzari

The Danish Pedagogue Education Jytte Juul Jensen

A training for early childhood educators combined with full-time employment in Lyon Marie Paule Thollon Behar and Myriam Mony

Continuous professional support and quality: the case of Pistoia Tullia Musatti, Mariacristina Picchio and Susanna Mayer

The competent ECEC system in the city of Ghent: a long-term investment in continuous professional developmentJan Peeters, Chris De Kimpe, Steven Brandt

Early Childhood education and care staff with different qualifications in professional development processes Tatjana Vonta

Personal attitudes and competences of educators as a prerequisite of programme success: the case of the WTANP programme Piotr Olaf Żylicz and Ludmiła Rycielska

The early years professional in England Claire Cameron and Linda Miller

From research to policy: the case of early childhood and care Nora Milotay

Lessons learnt and a debate to be continued Jan Peeters, Mathias Urban and Michel Vandenbroeck

 

About the Editors

Michel Vandenbroeck is Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy at Ghent University, Belgium.

Mathias Urban is Professor of Early Childhood Studies and Director of the Early Childhood Research Centre (ECRC) at the University of Roehampton, London, UK

Jan Peeters is the coordinator of the Centre for Innovation in the Early Years of the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy at Ghent University, Belgium.

About the Series

Towards an Ethical Praxis in Early Childhood

From Research into Practice

Written in association with the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA), titles in this series will reflect the latest developments and most current research and practice in early childhood education on a global level. Feeding into and supporting the further development of the discipline as an exciting and urgent field of research and high academic endeavour, the series carries a particular focus on knowledge and reflection, which has huge relevance and topicality for those at the front line of decision making and professional practice.

Rather than following a linear approach of research to practice, this series offers a unique fusion of research, theoretical, conceptual and philosophical perspectives, values and ethics, and professional practice, which has been termed ‘Ethical Praxis’.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General