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Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud

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ZAPATA, Beatriz Elena  and  CEBALLOS, LeonarDo. Opinion about the Educator's Role and Profile on Early Childhood. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2010, vol.8, n.2, pp.1069-1082. ISSN 1692-715X.

This article aims at presenting the consolidated results from the research study carried out between Chile and Colombia, “Opinion about the Educator's Role on Early Childhood in two Latin American Countries”. It is a description constructed on the basis of the opinions provided by different communities (directive teachers, teachers, education representatives, families, students and professionals of other fields); a qualitative explicative study with the participation of ten universities and OMEP's (World Organization for Early Childhood education) members. This study aimed at characterizing the role and profile of the educating subject for early childhood, which is achieved from the competence approach and from the perspective of Public Policies, which have been generated in Latin America with reference to boys and girls' integral care and education in the last decades.

Keywords : Early childhood; professional profile and role; educator; competences; Childhood Public Policies; rights.

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