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Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)

This paper summarizes the research on the importance of teacher education and salary levels, provides a snapshot of Head Start and Early Head Start staff credentials and related issues, describes recent legislative history and changes on teacher qualifications, and assesses whether states and higher education systems are ready to address a major policy change. It concludes with a discussion of cost implications and policy recommendations for Congress. This discussion draws from both relevant research and federal data from Program Information Reports (PIR) submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by all federal Head Start grantees. (Contains 5 figures.)

Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Competencies, Human Services, Preschool Education, Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Salaries, Preservice Teacher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Federal Programs, Family Programs, Diversity (Faculty)

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Author: Hart, Katherine; Schumacher, Rachel

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4125&id=ED491135







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