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Developing the early years workforce: student perceptions of the Sure Start-Endorsed Early Years Foundation Degree

By Denise Hevey, Eunice Lumsden and Sue Moxon

Abstract

Promoting an holistic approach for children in the early years (Department of Education and Skills, 2004) and developing a highly trained and competent workforce\ud (Department of Education and Skills, 2005) underpins current policy initiatives in England. The Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree supports this\ud development.\ud \ud This paper reports on ongoing qualitative research into the impact of the degree on the professional and personal lives of students at one university. The impact on the first two cohorts was immediately visible; with nearly two thirds extending their studies further by joining the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree at the institution.\ud Students have reported increased confidence, knowledge and improved professional practice. Evidence suggests that if the impact of these is not to be lost, the British\ud Government needs to ensure that employment opportunities and pay scales appropriately reflect the investment made

Topics: HQ767, LB1101, LB1139, LB1775
OAI identifier: oai:nectar.northampton.ac.uk:507
Provided by: NECTAR

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