Strathprints logo
Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Is child-related training or general education a better predictor of good quality care?

Rhodes, Sinéad M. (1998) Is child-related training or general education a better predictor of good quality care? Early Childhood Development and Care, 141 (1). pp. 31-39. ISSN 0300-4430

[img] PDF (Early_Child_Dev_and_Care.pdf)
Early_Child_Dev_and_Care.pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (680kB) | Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

The combination of education and training for caregivers provides the best preparation for ensuring high quality of care. Education makes an important difference in the way in which caregivers interact with children - a difference which is further supplemented by child-related training. However, for those with no education even small amounts of training seem to have a significant effect. The level of knowledge relating to development which is provided by education and training seems to be an important factor in their effect on adult-child interaction and children's developmental outcomes. Thus, where only relatively brief training is available to caregivers its' curriculum should be directed to the provision of the greatest amount of child development knowledge possible. The type and amount of training and education caregivers have received and how clearly these are specified varies greatly from study to study making it difficult to interpret their effects. Future research in this area needs to utilize a common method of categorizing caregivers' levels of education and training which clearly specifies the number of caregivers in each category.

Item type: Article
ID code: 28676
Keywords: quality care, child-related training, general education, Psychology, Social Psychology, Pediatrics, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
Depositing user: Dr Sinead Rhodes
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 11:11
Last modified: 23 Jul 2015 11:30
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/28676

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item