Professionalism in Early Childhood Education Doing Our Best for Young Children

ISBN-10: 0137064705

ISBN-13: 9780137064700

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Stephanie Feeney

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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

About the Author
Professionalism as a Topic of Study
What Is a Profession?
Historical Context for Understanding Professions
What Do the Terms Mean in Popular Culture?
What Do the Terms Mean in Scholarly Literature?
Criteria for Determining If an Occupation Is a Profession
A Continuum of Occupations
How Do We Expect Professionals to Behave?
Issues Regarding Professions
Is Early Childhood Education a Profession?
Factors That Have Influenced the Professional Status of Early Childhood Education
What Is the Professional Status of Early Childhood Education?
Where Do We Stand?
Prospects for the Future
Which Way Should We Go from Here?
Professionalism as Individual Practice
Knowledge and Skills
Historical Influences on Programs for Young Children
The Influence of Programs for Low-Income Children
The Standards Movement
Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Standards
What Should Early Childhood Educators Know and Be Able to Do?
How Do Knowledge and Skills Come Together in Practice?
Behaving Like a Professional
Communication and Relationships
Work Ethic
Moral and Ethical Behavior
Behaving Ethically
Personal Attributes
What Personal Attributes Are Desirable?
What Educators Bring into the World
What Educators Are Like as People
What Educators Bring to the Workplace
Doing Your Best for Children
Looking Backward
Discover Your Calling
Take a Developmental Perspective
Continue to Learn and Grow
Looking Forward
Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment
Recommended Resources
Professional Development Plan
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