Professional Development and Quality in Early Childhood Education

Comparative European Perspectives

Editors: Gregoriadis, Athanasios, Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis, Zachopoulou, Evridiki (Eds.)

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  • Reports on a comparative study of quality and professional development in early childhood education and care settings in EuropeDraws on research from across six countries: Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Portugal, and RomaniaAdvances a new approach for the professional development of early childhood educators

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About this book

This book provides a global overview of developments and discussion around the evaluation of quality of early childhood education environments, and the professional development of early childhood teachers, during the last decade. It reports on the Early Change project, a European-funded research project with the participation of six European countries: Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Portugal, and Romania; and offers an in-depth view on the perspectives of early childhood teachers regarding their professional development and the quality of early childhood education environment. Additionally, it discusses the policies and educational framework supporting the professional development of early childhood teachers across Europe. Finally, it proposes an alternative way to integrate the use of observational rating scales of early childhood education environments’ quality in teachers’ professional development. Presenting up-to-date scholarly research on global trends, this is an easily accessible, practical, yet scholarly source of information for researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

About the authors

Athanasios Gregoriadis is an Assistant Professor in Early Years at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Vasilis Grammatikopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Educational Evaluation at the University of Crete, Greece.
Evridiki Zachopoulou is a Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education at the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Gregoriadis, Athanasios (et al.)

  • Early Childhood Education and Care Today: Impact, Policies, Quality

    Pages 7-28

    Gregoriadis, Athanasios (et al.)

  • Quality of Early Childhood Education Environments: Discussion on the Concept of Quality and Future Perspectives

    Pages 29-58

    Leal, Teresa (et al.)

  • Early Change: Description of a Project for Continuing Professional Development

    Pages 59-81

    Zachopoulou, Evridiki (et al.)

  • Professional Development and Impact of the Early Change Project: Reflections from the Cypriot Example

    Pages 83-88

    Loizou, Eleni

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Professional Development and Quality in Early Childhood Education
Book Subtitle
Comparative European Perspectives
Editors
  • Athanasios Gregoriadis
  • Vasilis Grammatikopoulos
  • Evridiki Zachopoulou
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64212-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64212-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64211-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87748-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 145
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