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The Early Care and Education Teaching Workforce at the Fulcrum: An Agenda for Reform


reviewed by Jane F. Zenger June 30, 2008

coverTitle: The Early Care and Education Teaching Workforce at the Fulcrum: An Agenda for Reform
Author(s): Sharon Lynn Kagan, Kristie Kauerz and Kate Tarrant
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807748277, Pages: 192, Year: 2007
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The Early Care and Education Teaching Workforce at the Fulcrum: An Agenda for Reform offers a comprehensive review of the current educational research related to training, certifying and retaining a quality workforce for young children. The worker population referred to in the text includes early childhood teachers, teacher assistants, aides and family/home care providers. The book sets out to provide the evidence needed to convince educators and policy makers of the urgency to set new goals and move quickly toward overhauling early childhood care evaluation, design and performance goals.   The authors cite education research studies along with reports and information based on labor statistics and child care laws and regulations. The premise (based on their overview of the research) is that the state of early care and education (ECE) recruitment and training is inconsistent across the country and that many programs designed to support teachers and child care workers are... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 30, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15293, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 1:17:11 AM

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  • Jane Zenger
    University of South Carolina
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    JANE F. ZENGER, Ph.D. is a researcher and instructor in the College of Education at University of South Carolina. Since 1999, she has directed two Title II Teacher Quality Partner Projects and taught graduate courses in Secondary Reading, Teacher Research, and Effective Teaching Strategies.
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