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Beyond a graduate workforce: developing a European masters in early childhood

Dunlop, Aline-Wendy and , Scottish Government (Funder) (2009) Beyond a graduate workforce: developing a European masters in early childhood. Working it out (4).

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Abstract

The early years workforce is in the midst of professionalisation; in many cases moving towards a graduate-led workforce. In Europe this is reflected by the introduction of a new Masters in Early Childhood. Aline-Wendy Dunlop discusses the implications for Scotland when looking beyond a graduate-level workforce and considering how to provide ongoing professional development opportunities.