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Childcare practitioners and the process of professionalization

Jan Peeters UGent and Michel Vandenbroeck UGent (2011) Professionalization, leadership and management in the early years. In Critical Issues in the Early Years 3. p.62-76
abstract
There is large degree of consensus that higher staff qualifications are correlated with higher quality in early childhood provision and that reflection is the most important part of professionalism. However, the concepts of the ‘reflective practitioner’ and the ‘reflexive practitioner’ (see below for the elaboration of these terms), although frequently mentioned in the literature, remain rather underdeveloped and the apparent consensus on the need for reflection may very well disguise a lack of consensus on what it actually means. Moreover, concepts of professionalism in general and of reflective and reflexive professionalism in particular are overwhelmingly elaborated without the professionals themselves. In this chapter analysis of narratives of professionals during 30 years of action research show how professionals who engage with pedagogic guidance can become actors of change and develop new pedagogic practices.
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author
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bookChapter
publication status
published
subject
keyword
child care, professionalism, ECEC, actors of change
book title
Professionalization, leadership and management in the early years
editor
Linda Miller and Carrie Cable
series title
Critical Issues in the Early Years
volume
3
pages
62 - 76
publisher
Sage
place of publication
London, UK
ISBN
9781849205535
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:317773
VABB type
VABB-4
id
1096685
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1096685
date created
2011-01-10 17:02:01
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:54:12
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  author       = {Peeters, Jan and Vandenbroeck, Michel},
  booktitle    = {Professionalization, leadership and management in the early years},
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Sage},
  series       = {Critical Issues in the Early Years},
  title        = {Childcare practitioners and the process of professionalization},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2011},
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Chicago
Peeters, Jan, and Michel Vandenbroeck. 2011. “Childcare Practitioners and the Process of Professionalization.” In Professionalization, Leadership and Management in the Early Years, ed. Linda Miller and Carrie Cable , 3:62–76. London, UK: Sage.
APA
Peeters, Jan, & Vandenbroeck, M. (2011). Childcare practitioners and the process of professionalization. In L. Miller & C. Cable (Eds.), Professionalization, leadership and management in the early years (Vol. 3, pp. 62–76). London, UK: Sage.
Vancouver
1.
Peeters J, Vandenbroeck M. Childcare practitioners and the process of professionalization. In: Miller L, Cable C, editors. Professionalization, leadership and management in the early years. London, UK: Sage; 2011. p. 62–76.
MLA
Peeters, Jan, and Michel Vandenbroeck. “Childcare Practitioners and the Process of Professionalization.” Professionalization, Leadership and Management in the Early Years. Ed. Linda Miller & Carrie Cable . Vol. 3. London, UK: Sage, 2011. 62–76. Print.