Exploring the introduction of mandatory accreditation: the lived experiences of Australian early childhood workers

Sykes, Merryl May Ruth (2020) Exploring the introduction of mandatory accreditation: the lived experiences of Australian early childhood workers. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Merryl Sykes used a qualitative, in-depth study to consider the benefits of early childhood workers undertaking industry-specific training. She presented evidence and interpretations on the manner in which workers have reacted to the introduction of mandatory accreditation, examining the participants’ views and perspectives within real contextual conditions. Findings encourage the early childhood sector to look beyond mandatory accreditation as the sole indicator of childcare quality.

Item ID: 68006
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: early childhood education; mandatory accreditation; childcare; education policy; teacher training; lived experience
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Merryl May Ruth Sykes.
Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 00:59
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390302 Early childhood education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160205 Policies and development @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum @ 50%
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