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First national survey of practitioners with early years’ professional status

Hadfield, Mark and Jopling, Michael and Royle, Karl and Waller, Tim, Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC), corp creator. (2011) First national survey of practitioners with early years’ professional status.

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Abstract

The first national survey of practitioners who have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) set out to ascertain: • more detailed demographic information about their backgrounds and experience • their views on their ability to carry out their role since gaining EYPS • information about career trajectories including their intentions to change setting, role or career • an overview of their professional development activities and plans • an assessment of the impact of obtaining EYPS on professional identity • their views on the difficulty of achieving change in their settings. This survey is part of a three year longitudinal study investigating the role and impact of early years professionals (EYPs) in their working environments (settings) and also investigating practitioners’ personal career development and aspirations. There are two main parts to the study: • a survey of all EYPs, asking about their career development needs and aspirations • case studies in 30 settings across the country, looking at how EYPs have an impact on the quality of education and care available to children. The survey, with slight modifications, will be repeated in year three of the study. The intention was to make the survey accessible to all who have achieved EYPS, with the aim of generating responses from approximately 10-15 per cent of respondents. The survey went live between January and February 2010 and by the close of the survey some 1,045 completed questionnaires had been generated, representing nearly 30 per cent of the total number of practitioners with EYPS. This sample was broadly representative of the total population of practitioners with EYPS based on gender, ethnicity, geographical distribution and the pathway they had followed to achieve EYPS.

Item Type: Document from Web
Variant Title: First national survey of practitioners with EYPS
Publisher: Children's Workforce Development Council
Additional Information: http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/assets/0001/1377/First_National_Survey_of_Practitoners_with_EYPS.pdf
Depositing User: Mr Bernard Scaife
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 04:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:08
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1847
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