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Brown, Christopher P.; Mowry, Brian – Childhood Education, 2016
Since its birth in the 1960s in Latin America, testimonio has emerged as a genre of literature that gives a "voice to the voiceless" and acts as a medium for marginalized individuals to communicate their experiences. Described as a form of resistance literature, it has been defined as "an authentic narrative, told by a witness who…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Harlin, Rebecca – Childhood Education, 2005
In this article, the author contends that state and national policymakers should tap the talent pool of National Board Certified Teachers to boost student achievement and enhance teacher quality. This resource represents over 32,000 teachers who are nationally certified through a rigorous process, requiring demonstration of high levels of teaching…
Descriptors: Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role
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Steiner, Karen – Childhood Education, 1984
Summarizes 10 recent ERIC documents about accountability, standards, and professionalism in the area of young children's education and care. Each document is briefly annotated, and information for ordering the complete document is provided. (CB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Annotated Bibliographies, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers
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Dickinson, Thomas S.; McEwin, C. Kenneth – Childhood Education, 1997
Profiles two middle school teacher-education programs: (1) the undergraduate program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and (2) the graduate program at Maryville University in St. Louis County, Missouri. Emphasizes the need to provide special preparation to the teachers at this level. Discusses problems related to the rarity of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Middle Schools
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Swick, Kevin J.; Da Ros, Denise; Pavia, Louise – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses how the dimensions of the inquiry process--and applying this process to early-childhood teacher education--shape the challenge for early-childhood teacher educators to create a meaningful context for promoting inquiry as a lifelong endeavor for their students. Reviews several strategies to promote an inquiring and caring teacher/learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Inquiry, Lifelong Learning
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Crawford, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2000
Introduces this theme issue on teacher education and professional development of school personnel in the 21st century. Illustrates how power struggles and other obstacles within the education system can sabotage efforts to provide professional development opportunities. Asserts that the complexities of teacher education will increase in the 21st…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Empowerment
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Brindley, Roger; Fleege, Pam; Graves, Stephen – Childhood Education, 2000
Describes an early childhood mentorship model used at the University of South Florida to provide support to early childhood educators. Discusses the importance of mentoring for teacher retention. Presents findings from a professional needs survey of 84 graduates, of which a core group of 30 were identified as potential master cooperating teachers…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors