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Fite, Kathleen – Childhood Education, 2012
Childhood learning is full of easy-to-remember directions. Recall such advice as "Stop, look, and listen" before one crosses the street and "Stop, drop, and roll" if one's clothes catch on fire. These sayings are clear and concise with specific instruction about what to do in a critical situation. As a teacher educator who has been in the field…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Phenomenology
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Grossman, Sue; Williston, Judy – Childhood Education, 2001
Discusses ways teacher educators can help preservice early childhood teachers connect reflective inquiry to teaching practice. Shows how coursework in the early childhood education program at Eastern Michigan University encourages reflection on children, content learning, preprofessional teaching experiences, and popular opinion. Includes sample…
Descriptors: College Students, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Grossman, Sue; Williston, Judy – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses how teacher educators can critically examine their own conceptual frameworks, teaching methods, strategies, and techniques, and how they can maintain dialog with colleagues to make more thoughtful decisions about their own teaching practices and to more effectively link course content and the learning process. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Reflective Teaching
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Han, Eunhye Park – Childhood Education, 1995
Addresses the importance of reevaluation of teaching practices at the classroom and teacher education levels. Reviews the term "reflection," as defined by Dewey, and its process. Discusses whether preservice teachers are capable of reflecting and how a climate of critical inquiry can be fostered. Suggests strategies that promote reflective…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Noori, Kathryn K. – Childhood Education, 1995
Describes the use of narrative to encourage African American teacher education students to reflect on their personal, cultural, and familial experiences, examine their own beliefs about teaching and learning, and reflect on relationships between theory and practice in education. Includes some excerpts from the students' journals that reflect how…
Descriptors: Blacks, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Narration
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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Reiff, Judith C.; Pearson, Carol A. – Childhood Education, 2000
Argues that partnerships between early childhood teacher preparation programs and public school teachers will strengthen the discourse on multicultural education and its institutionalization. Presents strategies for gaining a personal connection to multicultural education ideals, including developing cultural biographies, examining stereotypes and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student)