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Building capacity: strategic professional development for early childhood practitioners

Raban, Bridie, Nolan, Andrea, Waniganayake, Manjula, Ure, Christine, Brown, Robert and Deans, Jan 2007, Building capacity: strategic professional development for early childhood practitioners, Thomson, South Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Building capacity: strategic professional development for early childhood practitioners
Author(s) Raban, Bridie
Nolan, AndreaORCID iD for Nolan, Andrea orcid.org/0000-0003-3519-6317
Waniganayake, Manjula
Ure, Christine
Brown, Robert
Deans, Jan
Publication date 2007
Total pages ix, 70 p.
Publisher Thomson
Place of Publication South Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Teaching
Early childhood teachers -- Self-rating of
Teacher effectiveness
Early childhood education
Textbooks/coursework (Australia)
Child care, child and youth welfare.
Summary An innovative framework for early childhood students and professionals using an interactive program titled SAM: A Self-Assessment Manual.

This provides a strategic and guided approach to enable practitioners to respond critically to activities and questions such as: 'Where have I come from?', 'Where am I now?' and 'Where do I want to go next?' The book and an accompanying CD-ROM allow readers to practically apply the framework to everyday practice, individually or as part of a group.

Addresses an identified need within the early childhood profession for targeted career development and professional support.

Comments from those who have used the program include: 'After reflection and discussion SAM has allowed me to set myself new goals for my future career, both in the workplace now and further down the track' and 'SAM has me thinking about current practice, how this relates to different theories and where my philosophy fits in'.
ISBN 9780170132701
0170132706
Language eng
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2007, Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006823

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Education
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