Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care is concerned with a growing interest from policy and research in the professionalisation of the early childhood workforce. Illustrated by in-depth case studies of innovative and sustainable pathways to professionalisation, it recognises the importance of a systemic approach to professionalisation across all levels of the early childhood. The authors of this wide-ranging book share insights of professionalism from various European countries and suggest that professionalism in early childhood unfolds best in a ‘competent system’.
This book considers a broad range of international issues including
Continuous professional support and quality
Early Childhood education and care staff with different qualifications in professional development processes.
How personal attitudes and competence of educators are related to the wider system of competent teams, leadership, collaboration across services and competent governance
From research to policy: the case of early childhood and care
Pathways to Professionalism in Early Childhood Education and Care is a crucial and fascinating read for professionals working in the sector and contributes to broadening views on what professionalism in early childhood can mean within a ‘competent system’.
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