CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed Convenes Panel
on Early Childhood Education
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(March 1, 2006) – California State University's Chancellor
Charles B. Reed will host a meeting of the state's top educational leaders
to discuss the preparation of teachers for early childhood and pre-school
programs, on March 3 in Sacramento.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O' Connell, University
of California President Robert Dynes and California Community Colleges
Executive Vice Chancellor Steven Bruckman will join Chancellor Reed for
"We will examine California's higher education capacity to respond to the
growing demand for teacher preparation in early childcare and pre-school
education," Chancellor Reed said. "I look forward to exploring opportunities
to provide bachelor's and graduate degrees as well as teaching credentials
in early childhood education."
Dr. Marcy Whitebook, will present a paper entitled Time to Revamp:
Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Programs in California's Institutions
of Higher Education. Dr. Karen Hill Scott will also speak about
universal preschool and educator preparation.
Participants include faculty and deans of education, child development
and teacher preparation programs of the California State University,
University of California and California Community Colleges.
Other speakers include Kris Perry, executive director of Children and
Families First Commission, Glen Thomas, executive director of California
County Superintendents Educational Services Association, and Gary Reichard,
executive vice chancellor of the California State University system.
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher
education in the country, with 23 campuses, 405,000 students and 44,000
faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded
about 2 million degrees, about 84,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for
the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces.
Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the
ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to
excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system
that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu
Last Updated: March 1, 2006