The Professional Development of Early Years Educators

1st Edition

Jane Waters, Jane Payler, Ken Jones

Published January 23, 2018
Reference - 282 Pages
ISBN 9781138559424 - CAT# Y380953

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This book provides a critical insight into comparative approaches to the professional learning and development of early years educators – taken to include all those working in a professional capacity with young children in educative settings, including home-based care and education. It also analyses leadership development for the early years workforce, and the evaluation of the success or otherwise of professional development initiatives involving early years educators. The book includes perspectives on relevant policy development at local and national levels and critical consideration of research literature on the effectiveness of professional development programmes for early years educators.

The book is essential reading for professionals working in early years settings, for those engaged with the professional learning of early years educators, and for academics researching professionalism in early years education. It provides international perspectives on the professional learning and development of those working in early years education.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Professional Development in Education.

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