Impact of experience, education, professional development and perception of teaching on the endorsement of developmentally appropriate practices

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dc.contributor Tingle, Carroll M.
dc.contributor Thoma, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisor Scofield, Jason M.
dc.contributor.author Simpson, Alissa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:47:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:47:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001267
dc.identifier.other Simpson_alatus_0004M_11455
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1737
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) help to promote high quality child care environment. The likelihood that an early child care teacher or educator practices (DAP) may be impacted by a wide variety of factors including their experience, education, professional development and perception of teaching. Whereas many studies focus on the presence of DAP in the classroom, the current study focused on beliefs about DAP. Educators (N=100) completed a questionnaire that, among other things, asked educators about their beliefs about DAP. Overall the study found that the educator's education level and training, professional development, and perception of the job impacted their beliefs about DAP but that experience did not. In addition, the study found that "strong" DAP were more often endorsed than "weak" DAP. Together, these findings support the idea that educator's beliefs about how to promote a high quality child care environment are influenced by individual differences.
dc.format.extent 36 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Early childhood education
dc.title Impact of experience, education, professional development and perception of teaching on the endorsement of developmentally appropriate practices
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Human Development and Family Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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