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Supervision in Early Childhood Education : A Developmental Perspective



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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 10/30/2006.
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Every early care and education program deserves a qualified and competent supervisor. This pioneering text continues to address the special needs of administrators and staff to help them expand and improve their supervisory skills. The first to provide guidelines and practical suggestions for staff training and development in early childhood settings, this classic volume is still the best choice for those supervising staff from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds. In this twentieth anniversary edition, it is updated to reflect the many changes that have taken place in the field.

Table of Contents

The supervisory context
Myths about supervisionp. 3
Early childhood programs : implications for supervisionp. 10
Supervisors and staff : roles and responsibilitiesp. 30
A developmental perspective
Caring, knowing, and imaginingp. 47
The developmental dynamicp. 56
Supervisor developmentp. 78
Supervisee developmentp. 92
The developmental dynamic at work : a case study in supervisionp. 102
A framework for supervision
Clinical supervisionp. 109
The supervisory conferencep. 113
Observation and analysisp. 135
Special issues affecting early childhood supervisionp. 156
Staff recruitment, development, and evaluation : a continuum
The carer ladder/lattice : a framework for staff recruitment, development, and evaluationp. 175
Staff recruitment, selection, and orientationp. 183
Staff development and learningp. 192
Staff evaluation and learningp. 214
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