As the field of parenting education grows in demand, methods of developing and supporting parenting education professionals are critical. This article describes research by North Carolina Extension staff examining the perspectives of 59 parenting educators who took part in focus group interviews addressing their professional needs. The article makes recommendations on how multiple systems can systemmically work together and suggests ways Extension is uniquely situated to help prepare competent parenting educators. The article also offers a model of professional development systems interaction.
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DeBord, K., & Matta, M. A. (2002). Designing Professional Development Systems for Parenting Educators. The Journal of Extension, 40(2), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss2/4