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Early Childhood Teacher Training: Linking Theory and Practice


by Bernard Spodek 1991

In this chapter, I discuss the nature of professionalism and how it applies to early childhood practitioners, gatekeeping related to early childhood professionalism, the elements necessary for the preparation of early childhood professionals, and some of the dilemmas facing the field as it strives toward higher levels of professionalism.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 90, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 5, 1991, p. 110-130
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19293, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 6:52:45 PM

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  • Bernard Spodek
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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    BERNARD SPODEK is a professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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