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Lee, Joon Sun; Ginsburg, Herbert P.; Preston, Michael D. – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
The most pressing need in early childhood mathematics education in the United States is to improve early childhood teacher preparation. A Web-based video system, "Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning (VITAL)", is a novel and effective approach for teacher preparation integrated into early childhood mathematics education courses. With…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Young Children, Video Equipment, Video Technology
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Lee, Joon Sun; Ginsburg, Herbert P. – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
In this article we discuss nine common misconceptions about learning and teaching mathematics for young children that are widespread among prospective and practicing early childhood teachers in the United States. These misconceptions include: 1. Young children are not ready for mathematics education; 2. Mathematics is for some bright kids with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Mathematics Teachers