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Development of Preschool Teacher’s Competences as a Way to Increase the ECE Quality

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The chapter is devoted to the problems and tasks of the development of preschool teachers’ professional education in Russia. The text provides a brief description of the preschool education system in Russia, as well as the results of a national study of the quality of preschool education. In particular, data are provided on some structural characteristics of quality (education of teachers, their experience, adult-to-child ratio, the number of children and adults in groups, the nature of vocational training) and the quality of the process. One of the conclusions of the study is the need for the development of professional competencies of preschool teachers. The article describes the results of approbation of the model for the development of reflection of preschool teachers through the mastering of cultural tools—the model of educational results, positions in the discussion, “navigators,” “professional glasses”. Approbation shows that reflective in-service training helps to increase the competence of teachers.

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Shiyan, I., Shiyan, O., Iakshina, A., Le-van, T. (2021). Development of Preschool Teacher’s Competences as a Way to Increase the ECE Quality. In: Boyd, W., Garvis, S. (eds) International Perspectives on Early Childhood Teacher Education in the 21st Century. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5739-9_11

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