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Wegwert, Joseph C. – Childhood Education, 2014
There has been a growing interest in and research on the construction of teachers' professional identity and parameters of practice among researchers worldwide. This piece examines the nature of teachers' perceptions about their professionalism and practice. It also explores teacher isolation stemming from assumptions related to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Isolation
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Kohler, Maxie; Christensen, Lois; Kilgo, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2012
This article contains a review of eight refereed publications that addressed the topic of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), as that is a topic presently being discussed widely both nationally and internationally. According to the most recent 2009 NAEYC publication on DAP, recommended practices are those "that result from the process of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Special Needs Students, Child Development, Best Practices
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Zwirn, Susan Goetz; Graham, Mark – Childhood Education, 2005
The arts become a form of resistance, providing educators with a tool to resist mechanical and oppressive school experiences and cultivate a personal voice among children. Two professors on opposite coasts joined forces to design a course for pre- and inservice elementary school teachers. This article describes the course and discusses it's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Art Education, Educational Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Theilheimer, Rachel – Childhood Education, 2001
Describes efforts of a U.S. teacher education program to help early childhood education students learn about working with immigrant families. Notes that weekly meetings between early childhood majors and fellow students who were immigrants to discuss children's books were an effective vehicle for generating conversations that led prospective…
Descriptors: College Students, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Raths, James – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes four recommendations made by educational reformers seeking to improve the quality of the teaching workforce. Suggestions are to recruit more intelligent teachers, more persons committed to the profession, more minority people, and more teachers from the upper middle classes. These reform suggestions and the implications of those changes…
Descriptors: Public Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness