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Childhood Education, 1997
This Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) position paper identifies the curricular areas that should be addressed in a program intended to prepare teachers of children birth through age 8. Outlines preferred knowledge in the following areas: general education, foundations of early childhood education, child development, the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Laboratory Training, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Childhood Education, 1997
This Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) position paper identifies the curricular areas that should be addressed in a preparation program for teachers at the elementary level. Outlines preferred knowledge in the following areas: general education, foundations of elementary education, child development, the learning and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education
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Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 1997
Presents an interview with Dr. John H. Lounsbury, Dean Emeritus at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, and publications editor for the National Middle School Association. Issues discussed include changes in young adolescents' education; the influence of societal changes, educational reform, and technological development in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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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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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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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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Allison, Jeanette – Childhood Education, 1999
University of Illinois early-childhood-education professor discusses trends in teachers' roles in the United States and internationally, and reasons for the lack of change in ways teachers function and the manner in which schools are organized. Also explores reasonable and unreasonable roles expected of teachers, society's expectations of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Role Perception, School Organization
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Stone, Sandra J. – Childhood Education, 1999
University of Washington educator discusses school reform, and offers reasons why school change will not be as fundamental as many think. Asserts that education occurs within the schools' primary function of day care. Discusses how teachers' roles have changed in the last 20 years and what those roles should be. Discusses universities' role in…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends
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Epstein, Joyce L; Sanders, Mavis G. – Childhood Education, 1998
Reviews international research and practice regarding parent-school partnerships. Considers factors common to many nations: parents' concern for their children's academic success; the role of partnership programs in parent involvement in education; the need for teacher and administrator training to prepare for partnerships; and the need for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Parent Role
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews five books: "Garbage Pizza, Patchwork Quilts and Math Magic" (Ohanian), about elementary math instruction; "Ready for What?" (Graue), on school readiness; "The Braid of Literature: Children's Worlds of Reading" (Wolf and Heath); "The Best Years of Their Lives" (Zvirin), a book of resources for teenagers; and "Teaching and Learning in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Roderick, Jessie A. – Childhood Education, 1987
Discusses the qualities that educators need to function effectively in a range of child care settings (multiple settings) such as traditional schools, shopping malls, industrial establishments and museums. Decision-making skills, sensitive communicative skills, interest in continuing to learn, and questioning of practice are among the qualities…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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Raper, Jim; Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 1988
Provides answers to commonly asked question about AIDS as it relates to educational settings: What is AIDS? How can children acquire AIDS? What are most common medical problems of children with AIDS? Should children with AIDS be allowed to attend day care or school? What provisions should be made for the teacher, the child with AIDS, and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Administrator Guides, Children, Communicable Diseases
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Bartolome, Paz I. – Childhood Education, 1974
Describes a project in which student teachers at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington are being prepared to teach beginning reading using the language-experience approach. (CS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Communication Skills, Developmental Reading, Early Childhood Education
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Smith, E. Brooks, Jr. – Childhood Education, 1974
Considers the British teacher center for inservice training a potentially useful model for the professional development of American teachers. The centers focus on teacher role expansion through training in curriculum development and implementation. (DP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Inservice Education, Teacher Centers, Teacher Education
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