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Associations with teacher education, experience, and program characteristics in quality early childhood programming, by Debra L. Lawrence

Label
Associations with teacher education, experience, and program characteristics in quality early childhood programming
Title
Associations with teacher education, experience, and program characteristics in quality early childhood programming
Statement of responsibility
by Debra L. Lawrence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Researchers have investigated the impact of teacher education and experience on child care quality; however, findings have been inconsistent. This study used archived data originating from Pennsylvania's Keystone STARS program. The sample included 617 infant or toddler classrooms with 1356 teachers and 887 preschool classrooms with 1915 teachers. Data assessed the threshold of teacher experience, education, and program characteristics that contributed to classroom quality as measured on Environment Rating Scales (ERS). Grounded in the educational theories of Bloom, Froebel, and Pestalozzi, this nonexperimental correlational study used hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) as the analysis method. HLM was used to determine relationships between staff educational qualifications, years of teaching experience, and the presence or absence of specialized programming such as Head Start, state prek, or national accreditation. Results indicated that the level of teacher education and degree major as well as the presence of specialized programming had a significant positive effect on classroom quality. Findings indicated that a teacher's years of experience had little impact on classroom quality. This study may contribute to the existing literature and provide evidence relating to the threshold of teacher education necessary for quality child care. Requiring early childhood teachers to have at least an AA degree, with early childhood coursework, could lead to positive social change by providing young children with teachers who understand child development and can scaffold experiences in order to help children reach their potential
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawrence, Debra L
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
Walden University
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Early childhood education
  • Teachers
  • Teachers
  • Classroom environment
  • Child development
  • Head Start programs
Target audience
specialized
Label
Associations with teacher education, experience, and program characteristics in quality early childhood programming, by Debra L. Lawrence
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
812532435
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
ix, 289 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)812532435
Label
Associations with teacher education, experience, and program characteristics in quality early childhood programming, by Debra L. Lawrence
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
812532435
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
ix, 289 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)812532435

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