167. Assessing What Teachers Need to Help Children Succeed
|Date:||Wednesday July 15, 2015|
|Time:||3:15 PM - 4:45 PM|
|Speakers:|| Lea Austin and Marcy Whitebook, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
George Philipp, WestEd
Just as children's environments can support or impede their learning, work environments promote or hinder teachers' practice and development. However, persistent features of early childhood jobs - low wages, the absence of a rational wage structure, the low value accorded to educational attainment, and inadequate professional supports - undermine efforts to improve quality for all children. Join us for a conversation about how we can include features of early care and education workplace environments - what teachers need in addition to training and education - that can no longer be overlooked.