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Stortz, Rebecca; Martinez, Miriam; Harmon, Janis; Cataldo, Raquel; Juarez, Lucinda Marie – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
A common instructional practice in early childhood classrooms is the picturebook read aloud. The purpose of this investigation was to help preservice teachers learn to plan picturebook read alouds with the goal of helping children interpret the visual affordances of picturebooks, including visual elements (e.g., cclor, line) and peritextual…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Lesson Plans
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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Smith-Bonahue, Tina M.; Cordoba, Tanya Espinosa; Soutullo, Olivia R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This is a case study of four students in an early childhood teacher preparation program at a large, state university that intentionally seeks to emphasize supporting children and families from diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy. The program includes a family engagement course in the first semester that is designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Family Involvement, Early Childhood Teachers
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Heffernan, Kayla A.; Newton, Kristie J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Early childhood and elementary preservice teachers often fear mathematics, find it irrelevant, have mathematics anxiety, hold negative self-perceptions, and have low mathematics achievement. This study investigates the influence of an identity exploration intervention on preservice teachers' mathematics identities during a college Algebra course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Snell, Emily K.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
With the advance of technology, additional opportunities for professional development are available through nontraditional means. In this review, we examine the effectiveness of technology-mediated language and literacy professional development (Tech PD) programs for teachers and students in early childhood settings. We review Tech PD…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Literacy Education
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Zhang, Qilong – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Although both love and care, as teacher quality and teaching practice, are a common relational dimension of early childhood teaching, the two terms have different denotations in the professionalism discourse. Adopting a two-phase design, data collection of this study includes thematic synthesis of systematically selected literature and expert…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Xie, Kui; Vongkulluksn, Vanessa W.; Justice, Laura M.; Logan, Jessica A. R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined how preschool teachers' perception of technology usability and associated beliefs about technology integration influence the way they integrate a technology-based, early language and literacy curriculum, RIA-Mobile. Through multiple regression and path analysis, results showed that technology usability was a key variable that…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technology, Technology Integration
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Davis, Allison; Griffith, Robin; Bauml, Michelle – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Decision-making is essential for the work of teaching. Preservice teachers must learn to leverage knowledge about young readers' strengths, needs, and interests in order to plan and teach guided reading lessons skillfully. However, limited research examines preservice teachers' decision-making based on what they know about individual children. In…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Directed Reading Activity, Reading Instruction
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Huu Nghia, Tran Le; Tai, Huynh Ngoc – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This article reports a qualitative case study that explored challenges that Vietnamese early childhood preservice teachers faced when undertaking the teaching internship in regional schools and how these challenges influenced their career intention. Qualitative content analyses of 20 semistructured interviews revealed that despite several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs
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Zhang, Chenyi; Cook, J. Claire – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This study presents a professional development (PD) model for promoting preschool teachers' writing instruction utilizing teachers' reflective practices. Thirteen prekindergarten teachers were followed for the entire pre-K year. Teachers were assigned to intervention and comparison conditions. A reflective PD workshop was developed based on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Writing Instruction, Reflective Teaching
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Cooper, Patricia M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This essay addresses two types of disasters that can affect early childhood classrooms, which deserve more attention during teacher preparation. The first includes such natural phenomena as earthquakes and hurricanes, as well man-made events, such as fires and, incredibly, school shootings. They are almost always unexpected and happen in real…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, Weapons
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lim, Cynthia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
The way educarers conceptualize their role in the education and care of infants can influence their pedagogical practices and interactions with infants in their care. The Early Years Development Framework was developed to provide key principles, practices, and learning outcomes to guide educarers working with children under 3 in Singapore. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Infants, Preschool Teachers
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Pelkowski, Tracy; Herman, Everett; Trahan, Keith; Winters, Dana M.; Tananis, Cindy; Swartz, Mallary I.; Bunt, Nancy; Rodgick, Chris – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Studies show that early engagement with mathematics leads to increased math achievement later in life. Yet, early childhood teachers do not regard mathematics as critical to young learners' development and lack confidence with helping children learn mathematics. Early childhood teacher comfort and engagement with mathematics is a critical element…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development
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Jacoby, Jennifer W.; Lesaux, Nonie K. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Prior inquiry into teachers' beliefs demonstrates that a top priority of early childhood teachers' is developing children's social-emotional skills (e.g., Hollingsworth & Winter, 2013; Kowalski, Pretti-Frontczak, & Johnson, 2001). This study builds upon and advances the knowledge base by providing evidence that the pervasiveness of these…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers
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Knight-McKenna, Mary; Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Ammerman, Nicole – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Strong family-teacher partnerships increase family engagement, promoting positive outcomes for children. Early childhood educators need knowledge, skills, and dispositions for establishing strong, meaningful partnerships with diverse families. This research investigated the impact of academic service-learning (ASL) on undergraduate students'…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Involvement
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Park, Sungok Reina; Lee, Guang-Lea; Hoot, James L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This article describes how early childhood preservice teachers can develop sensitivity toward and confidence in working with children who are homeless through a service learning project. The 14 weeks intervention provided an opportunity for undergraduate early childhood teacher candidates to gain real-life experience working with among the most…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Service Learning, Homeless People
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