February 28, 2018
Recently released resources from the Early Childhood Development field are creating a stronger focus on issues important to the early years workforce, such as continuous professional development (CPD).
The March 2018 edition of the European Journal of Education is a Special Issue on Continuous Professional Development in ECEC in Europe. Below we highlight two articles from this special issue. You can purchase these articles from the European Journal of Education here.
Continuous professional development and ECEC quality: Findings from a European systematic literature Review
This article, written by a team of experts, presents findings from an analysis of the effects of continuous professional development on the quality of the pedagogical practices of Early Childhood Education and Care practitioners.
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) assistants in Europe: pathways towards continuous professional development (CPD) and qualification
Recently, the NESET II report reviewed profiles of ECEC assistants in 15 countries. This article describes the report's findings and focuses on the roles of assistants and the creation of pathways toward their qualification and continuous development opportunities.
Published in January of 2018, Moving from programme to place: What are the implications for continuous professional development? is a "Thought Piece" written by Joan Lombardi. This article discusses how local communities are coordinating efforts and integrating services to improve the lives of young children, and the implications these systems have for continuous professional development. This piece is also available for purchase on the European Journal of Education's website.