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La Paro, Karen M.; Scott-Little, Catherine; Ejimofor, Anurika; Sumrall, Teressa; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Pianta, Robert C.; Burchinal, Margaret; Hamre, Bridget; Downer, Jason; Howes, Carollee – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
Recent surveys have provided some guidance and recommendations for the student teaching component in early childhood teacher preparation, but specific information on the focus of supervision and evaluation of student teachers is limited. The current study surveyed 128 early childhood programs in 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Feedback (Response), Early Childhood Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Laparo, Karen M.; Maynard, Christine; Thomason, Amy; Scott-Little, Catherine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article describes a video review process for providing feedback to students and documents students' teaching practices using the CLASS in a practicum course and student teaching. Students videotaped themselves in their field-based settings and then met with the course instructors and classmates in small groups to review strengths and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Scott-Little, Catherine; La Paro, Karen M.; Thomason, Amy C.; Pianta, Robert C.; Hamre, Bridget; Downer, Jason; Burchinal, Margaret; Howes, Carollee – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Research suggests that teachers' interactions with preschool-age children have a significant influence on what children learn and the skills they develop. Additional research is needed to systematically determine the types of professional development that can help teachers learn effective teaching practices. This study is part of a larger effort…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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La Paro, Karen M.; Siepak, Kathy; Scott-Little, Catherine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to assess the beliefs of students and faculty in a 4-year birth-kindergarten teacher preparation program using the Teacher Belief Q-Sort (TBQ). Data were collected over one academic year from a total of 63 students, 35 students at the beginning of their coursework and 28 students at the end of their program,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Hestenes, Linda L.; Laparo, Karen; Scott-Little, Catherine; Chakravarthi, Swetha; Lower, Joanna K.; Cranor, Angie; Cassidy, Deborah J.; Niemeyer, Judith – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
Preparing students in the early childhood field to work with children both with and without disabilities and to collaborate with different professionals is an important endeavor for colleges and universities. The purpose of this paper is to articulate a unique model of program collaboration between early childhood special education and early…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Young Children
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Scott-Little, Catherine; La Paro, Karen M.; Weisner, Amanda – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) program review process increasingly emphasizes the importance of performance-based assessment of early childhood teacher preparation programs. As part of the effort to address performance-based assessment requirements, the teacher educator program described in this study examined…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Education