Early Education 1/2021 – Heterogeneity in the team as reflected by the German education server
Link tips in the magazine “Frühbildung” Focus: heterogeneity in the team as reflected by the German education server 10th year / issue 1/2021, pp. 59 – 61
A number of specialist articles available online are presented below on the focus of the issue. While some highlight multi-professional teams and various qualification profiles in day care workers, others deal with different aspects of heterogeneity, such as migration background, gender, and age.
Recommendations of the German Association for the implementation and organization of multi-professional teams and multi-professional work in day-care centers
The recommendations of the German Association for Public and Private Welfare eV define multi-professional teams or multi-professional work and formulate concrete proposals for implementation and design. Both should not be understood as a method to remedy the shortage of skilled workers, but as a special quality feature. The German Association demands that countries, carriers […]
What comes after starting your career? Medium-term professional placement of educators and childhood educators. A study by the advanced training initiative for early childhood education professionals (WiFF).
The study investigates the medium-term professional placement of educators and childhood educators on the labor market. The analyzes initially show a comparatively successful first step of the graduates of all qualification profiles surveyed, predominantly in the field of day care centers. However, the question arises whether and how […]
Future of Social Professions – Specializations for Educators. A dossier based on the results of the Early Childhood Education Specialists Further Education Initiative (WiFF).
“In view of the highly differentiated assignments, activities and qualification requirements, the idea of implementing specialized functions within the day-care center is gaining in importance. This would be a way both to further professionalize the system of early childhood education, care and upbringing in Germany, as well as an opportunity to upgrade it […]
The author presents the central results of a study on the opportunities and risks of multi-professional teams. From January 2014 to June 2015, 25 multi-professional teams were accompanied in the research project “Team evaluation with regard to work processes and job satisfaction in multi-professional day-care centers in Baden-Württemberg” (TEAM-BaWü). The first time […]
Lateral entrants on the way to becoming a specialist. Results of a qualitative study in the occupational fields of child day care and care for the elderly.
Lateral entry points are increasingly being discussed as an answer to the need for skilled workers in daycare and care for the elderly. What motivates people to make a lateral entry? What skills do you have? What are the prerequisites for lateral entrances to be successful? The study asks lateral entrants, teachers at technical schools and management staff about their experiences and identifies them […]
(Lateral entry) paths in paid forms of training and in the profession of educator. An inventory.
Following the section on ‘Child day care and educator training in transition’, a definition of the terms of the remunerated forms of training and the additive and integrated part-time training to become an educator is made. The next question is whether the goal of attracting underrepresented and so far unreached groups of people with the further development of […]
Research project “Pedagogical specialists with a migration background in day care centers: Resources – Potentials – Needs”. Final report.
The research project was designed to be exploratory in order to gain insights into the training and professional situation of skilled workers with a migration background in the professional field of “day care facilities” (Kita). It consisted of two research parts. While the investigations in Part A focus on the living situation of immigrant educational professionals with regard to professional recognition and access to this […]
Men in daycare centers: between idealization and suspicion
In his article, the author refers to a central tension in the current discussion about men in day-care centers. On the one hand, male educators are welcomed in day-care centers, they are seen as enrichment and their ‘gender-specific’ contribution to early childhood education is idealized. As the author points out, this ‘other’, the […]
Male specialists and fathers in daycare centers. An analysis of the debate and project practice.
Men are underrepresented in day-care centers. This does not only affect male professionals; male caregivers of the children also participate less frequently in the collaboration with the daycare center than female ones. The present report traces the lines of argument that led to the demand for a stronger presence of men in daycare centers and shows by means of a […]
Older employees as a resource in KiTas. Starting points for sustainable human resource management
In her technical article published on the Internet portal of the Lower Saxony Institute for Early Childhood Education and Development (nifbe), the author describes the possibilities of sustainable human resource management measures in day-care centers for children. The following aspects are dealt with: Life-phase-oriented personnel policy, generation management, career development, […]