"I really enjoyed reading the new edition and I am sure that other instructors and supervisors will recognize it as a valuable tool in learning the art of supervision."
Su Theriault, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
Written for practitioners who must supervise staff from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds, this pioneering volume was the first to provide guidelines and practical suggestions for staff training and development in early childhood settings. Now this important resource has been completely updated to reflect the many notable changes that have taken place in the early childhood field. The new Second Edition includes:
Special attention to issues of diversity
A number of promising new staff development and evaluation practices
Greater emphasis on career ladders and lattices
A focus on the importance of collaboration among staff, and between supervisors and staff members
Relevant NAEYC accreditation criteria at the end of several chapters
A new chapter on "Caring, Knowing, and Imagining"
The previous edition has also been widely adopted as a textbook.
Praise for the First Edition!
"Specific strategies are offered not only on how to design and implement staff development, but also on how a supervisor can continue to improve her or his own skills."
"The authors present practical guidelines for supervisors on the job or in training to work with teachers in day care centers, nursery schools, Head Start programs, school kindergartens, or the primary grades."
Journal of Curriculum & Supervision
"This thorough publication . . . should be a welcome addition to the school management collection of both the professor and practitioner."
Joseph J. Caruso is Professor of Education and Chair, Education Department, at Framingham State College, Massachusetts. M. Temple Fawcett is Professor Emeritas of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.