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Ulusoy, Mustafa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The goals of this formative experiment were threefold: (a) to teach the story/visual elements and characteristics of picturebooks to pre-service teachers (PSTs) from the classroom teacher education department and to help them use these elements with elementary school students, (b) to enable the PSTs to create original self-published picturebooks…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4, Picture Books
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Fukkink, Ruben; Helmerhorst, Katrien; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam; Sluiter, Rosanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Whereas various studies have examined the effects of in-service training, relatively little is known about effective approaches for improving interaction skills among pre-service teachers for early childhood education and care. In this study, the evidence-based in-service Caregiver Interaction Profile training course was implemented in Dutch…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Ward, Sharon; Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the transference of an informational brochure elucidating the importance of developmentally appropriate practice, along with assessing the interplay between prior implicit beliefs about educating and raising children and the informational brochure. Participants included 210 college students who completed…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Printed Materials, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Rearing
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Wright, Travis; Nankin, Ilana; Boonstra, Kathryn; Blair, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
One in 30 American children experience homelessness, and yet educators are often unaware of the challenges these students face. Drawing on a qualitative study of 21 pre-service teachers (PSTs) interviewed at the completion of their early childhood/ESL teacher education program, the overall purpose of this study was to ascertain PSTs' reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Homeless People
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Fukkink, Ruben; Jilink, Lisanne; Op den Kelder, Rosanne; Zeijlmans, Kirti; Bollen, Iris; Koopman, Letty – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Significant attention has been paid in the international literature to the effect of in-service training on the interaction skills of teachers in early childhood education and care. The growth of pre-service teachers during teacher education has received relatively little attention to date, however. In a mixed-methods longitudinal study, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence, Preservice Teacher Education
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Johnson, Lauren; McHugh, Sarah; Eagle, Jessica L.; Spires, Hiller A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In the current article, two kindergarten teachers and two university researchers explain how 45 kindergarten students collaboratively engaged in a specific inquiry approach called Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global. PBI Global consists of five-phases: (a) ask a compelling question, (b) gather and analyse sources, (c) creatively synthesize claims…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Inquiry, Global Approach
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Thulin, Susanne; Redfors, Andreas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article reports on student preschool teachers' views of science and its role in preschool. Three cohorts of students have been given a written questionnaire with open-ended questions before and after a one-semester course including science (specifically Chemistry and Physics) in a 3.5-year preschool teacher programme in Sweden. The science…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sheridan, Sonja; Gjems, Liv – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The most important benefits of international comparisons are the indications that make hidden national characteristics visible and shed new light on the system in each country. From a comparative perspective, this article explores what Swedish and Norwegian preschool teachers emphasise as important to preschool student teachers about preschool as…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Teacher Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Preschool Teachers
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Eckhoff, Angela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article documents a collaborative project involving preservice early childhood education students' development of inquiry-based learning experiences alongside kindergarten students within a science methods course. To document this project, I utilized a multiple methods approach and data included classroom observations, transcripts from lesson…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Methods Courses
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Van Schagen Johnson, Amy; La Paro, Karen M.; Crosby, Danielle A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The current study explored early practicum experiences (those occurring before student teaching) in an early childhood birth to kindergarten teacher education program. Undergraduates enrolled in practicum courses completed questionnaires about their overall practicum experience including: socio-emotional components (their perceived fit with their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Read-alouds play an important role in young children's literacy development. Teacher education programs include read-alouds as part of balanced literacy instruction and many preservice teachers are required to read aloud to others in their teacher education programs. There are many excellent resources teacher educators may use to help preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills
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Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Person-centered therapy (PCT) comes from the experiential and relationship-oriented therapy tradition. It is considered to be a third force in therapeutic engagement, along with the psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches. PCT is based on faith in and empowerment of human beings to be joyful, creative, self-fulfilled and willing and able to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Therapy, Therapeutic Environment, Psychiatry
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Kennedy, Adam S.; Lees, Anna T. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Video-based peer coaching and tiered supports were used to promote pre-service teachers' developmentally appropriate adult-child interactions during a semester-long learning module focusing on education, care, and early intervention for infants and toddlers. Undergraduate majors (n = 19) in their second year of an early childhood teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response), Video Technology
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Vartuli, Sue; Snider, Karrie; Holley, Maggie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In early childhood teacher education programs, the reality of educational systems must be understood and teacher candidates must be ready to deal with the current challenges schools face. The rationale and application of the principles of practice based teacher education are presented in this article. Practice-based teacher education programs…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Theory Practice Relationship
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Murray, Mary M.; Mereoiu, Marian; Cassidy, Deborah; Vardell, Rosemarie; Niemeyer, Judith A.; Hestenes, Linda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Universities and colleges across the United States have been increasingly intentional in their effort to become educational institutions with a culture reflective of all their students, faculty and staff. However, achieving a proportionate representation of faculty for the community of students they serve seems to be a goal yet to be achieved by…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Diversity (Faculty), Ethnic Diversity, Teacher Education Programs
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