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Fowler, R. Clarke – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This study explores the relationship between grade-level overlap between elementary education (ELED) and early childhood education (ECED) licenses and ECED teacher output. Analysis of Title 2 data indicates that ECED/ELED overlap is extensive, as evidenced by the number of states with grade-level overlaps of 5 (n = 2), 4 (n = 24), 3 (n = 10), and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Certification
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Fowler, R. Clarke – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Two related questions are investigated regarding programs accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). First, to what extent do NCATE-recognized elementary teacher preparation programs, which have been approved by the Association for Child Education International (ACEI), prepare candidates to teach in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Content Analysis, Early Childhood Education
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Linder, Sandra M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article presents results from a case study analyzing the process of change for early childhood educators as they engage in a semester-long professional development (PD) experience focused on developing a teacher research agenda related to mathematics instruction. During this PD experience, 11 participants (5 second-grade and 6 third-grade…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Action Research
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Laman, Tasha Tropp; Miller, Erin T.; Lopez-Robertson, Julia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This qualitative study examines what early childhood preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based literacy methods course deemed relevant regarding teaching, literacy, and learning. This study is based on postcourse interviews with 7 early childhood preservice teachers. Findings suggest that "contextualized field experiences" facilitate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Brown, Pamela U.; Castle, Kathryn; Rogers, Karen M.; Feuerhelm, Caren; Chimblo, Sarah – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the lived experiences of a primary teacher in order to illuminate the nature of primary teaching. Using qualitative methods, five university researchers spent nine months during the course of one school year with a second grade teacher and her students. This inquiry took a multiple lens…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Grade 2, Teacher Student Relationship
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Certo, Janine L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
While mentoring programs continue to increase in number, the field still knows little about what kinds of interventions mentors do and the impact they have on beginning teachers. This article shares a case study example of a positive mentoring relationship--beginning teacher Madeleine, and her mentor, Kelly--extracted from a larger qualitative…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, Grade 2
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Dangel, Julie Rainer; Guyton, Edi; McIntyre, Christie Bowen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
In our graduate programs in early childhood education, we model constructivist practice in the belief that teachers are better able to understand and implement constructivist principles having experienced them in their work. In this practice we attempt to be explicit about constructivist practice in our program and in elementary classrooms. As we…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Elementary Schools, Experiential Learning