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Kentucky Professional Development Framework Impact on Quality and Child Outcomes, 2006-2007

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Kentucky Professional Development Framework Impact on Quality and Child Outcomes, 2006-2007
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Kentucky Professional Development Framework Impact on Quality and Child Outcomes, 2006-2007
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In 2000, the Kentucky General Assembly passed historic early childhood legislation (Kentucky's KIDS [Kentucky Invests in Developing Success] NOW Initiative) of which a component included the development of a seamless professional development system. The professional development system includes core content, articulation, credentials, scholarships and a training framework. This comprehensive professional development system, along with other initiative components in assuring maternal and child health, supporting families, enhancing early care and education, and establishing a support structure, have moved the field of early childhood care and education forward in the state and improved child and family outcomes. This study was designed to build on the KIDS NOW Initiative by conducting research investigating the degree to which a statewide unified professional development system impacted the educational level of early care and education providers and subsequent classroom quality. It focused on three major predictors of professional development outcomes: <list type="ordered"> <itm>Individual teacher characteristics, including learning readiness, education (level and type), training experience, attitudes towards training, personality (conscientiousness, self-efficacy), job satisfaction (perceptions of support)</itm> <itm>Characteristics of the program administrator, including administrator education and administrator support of professional development </itm> <itm>Characteristics of the teacher's work setting, including program administration, and policies and procedures, and classroom setting (Child Care, Head Start, or Public Preschool)</itm> </list> The impact of these three predictors was measured on two major outcomes: (a) professional development outcomes, as measured by job status, learning and transfer of learning, and (b) organizational outcomes, as measured by program quality, child outcomes and staff retention. The research questions guiding this research were focused on determining the degree to which (1) a unified professional development framework initiated at the state level results in positive child outcomes, and (2) the educational level of early care and education providers enhances the quality of classroom environments. Specifically: <list type="bulleted"> <itm>What components of a professional development framework are more effective in encouraging and supporting individuals to remain in early care and education settings?</itm> <itm>What components of a professional development framework are more effective in supporting early care and education professionals in enhancing classroom quality and child outcomes?</itm> <itm>Are there specific factors that impact early care and education professionals' ability to participate in professional development activities at various levels?</itm> <itm>Does the level and intensity of professional development experiences impact classroom quality and child outcomes?</itm> <itm>What personnel factors have the highest impact on quality classroom environments and child outcomes?</itm> <itm>What is the interaction between the personnel, professional development, and program variables on classroom quality and child outcomes?</itm></list>
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  • Rous, Beth
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Grisham Brown, Jennifer
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Kentucky Professional Development Framework Impact on Quality and Child Outcomes, 2006-2007
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  • 2006--2007
  • 26341
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ICPSR26341.v3
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Kentucky Professional Development Framework Impact on Quality and Child Outcomes, 2006-2007
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  • 2006--2007
  • 26341
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ICPSR26341.v3
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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