Beyond a graduate workforce: developing a European masters in early childhood

Aline-Wendy Dunlop, Scottish Government (Funder)

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The early years workforce is in the midst of professionalisation; in many cases moving towards a graduate-led workforce. In Europe this is reflected by the introduction of a new Masters in Early Childhood. Aline-Wendy Dunlop discusses the implications for Scotland when looking beyond a graduate-level workforce and considering how to provide ongoing professional development opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWorking it out
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


  • early years workforce
  • professionalisation
  • graduate-led workforce
  • Masters in early childhood
  • professional development opportunities

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