Preparing practitioners to work with young children and their families in uncertain times: understanding contexts

Noble, Karen (2003) Preparing practitioners to work with young children and their families in uncertain times: understanding contexts. In: 2003 Effective Teaching and Learning Conference: A Conference for University Teachers, 6-7 Nov 2003, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

The preparation of graduates to work effectively in the early childhood education and care sector is of particular relevance in times of dramatic policy reform (Griffith University, 2001). Graduates entering the workforce can find themselves working in contexts of which they have limited experience. As such, preparatory university programs of study need to reflect these changes and ensure that degree programs that are offered do indeed meet the ever-changing needs of the students that enrol, providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills that are transferable across this broad community sector.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright remains with the author 2003. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 03:58
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2010 05:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: early childhood education and care (ECEC), pre-service ECEC degree programs, reflective ECEC practitioners, community
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8721

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