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Change, That Elusive Dance

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In an article published in Child Care Exchange, Billie Young of ICF International focuses on understanding emerging research on teacher dispositions and change readiness, discussing how research and theory can impact the way teachers adjust to change within the early childhood education field. The article uses the States of Change model to address how dispositions impact teachers’ abilities to change and uses case studies to illustrate how change theories are applied.

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  • Billie Young

    Senior Technical SpecialistICF International

    Billie Young provides technical assistance in building high-quality systems of early learning and school-age care in the United States. She is experienced in public policy and administration, child care, Head Start and pre-K programs, education, professional development, and family support. She has worked extensively with early childhood program management and planning, and has launched innovative national and local child care initiatives. Ms. Young has focused on leading transformative change, translating research to practice in the public sector, taking a whole-systems approach, and connecting people through public/private partnerships. She specializes in strategic planning, team building, organizational development, cross-sector system-building, meeting design and facilitation, child care finance, and community engagement.

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Published: Sep 1, 2011
Source: Child Care Exchange

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