- Subject index
‘The book gives excellent insight of current Early Years topics by covering international educational approaches and discussing the need to professionalise the sector. It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.’ - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood
Chapter 20: The issue of professional autonomy
The issue of professional autonomy
Defining Professional Autonomy in ECEC
Autonomy could be defined as freedom, choice or self-regulation for the individual. An accepted definition of professional autonomy would be one where individuals [Page 321]within that profession were encouraged and enabled to apply their own professional judgement to situations and are able to act accordingly. However, in order to be able to do this within a profession, some limits or boundaries as to what is acceptable must be agreed. This could be defined as the ‘specific body of ...