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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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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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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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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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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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Crawford, Patricia A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher educators might consider using high-quality picturebooks as partners to help teacher candidates understand and navigate today's painful world realities. From a critical perspective, these books also have the potential to reflect and shape empathy and action in regard to these difficult situations. This piece includes a rationale for using…
Descriptors: Conflict, War, Violence, Refugees
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Xiao, Bing; Tobin, Joseph – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study explores how the process of making and reviewing videos of their own instruction impacts the development of preservice teachers. The study looks at the impacts, both positive and negative, of a video portfolio assignment implemented in a teaching methods course, and of the uses and meanings these videos have for preservice teachers,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Stalls, Juliann; Hegde, Archana V.; Ballard, Sharon M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Many young children in the United States are faced with chronic illnesses that cause them unique challenges. It is imperative that all members of children's support systems feel prepared to help meet those challenges. One integral component of this support team for children are their teachers. The purpose of this study was to assess preservice…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Special Needs Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
In recent years, increased attention has been given to executive function and its relationship to the overall learning and development of young children. Because of this, it is essential that educators have the skills needed to effectively facilitate the development of executive function throughout early childhood. The focus of the current paper…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Executive Function, Child Development, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sawyer, Amanda G.; Myers, Joy – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study examined 158 lesson plans at one institution across two teacher education programs, inclusive early childhood and elementary education, to determine the impact of Internet usage as inspiration on preservice teachers' lesson plans. Fisher's exact test determined statistically significant differences between the Internet use of preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Internet, Lesson Plans, Computer Uses in Education
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Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Knight-McKenna, Mary – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Children's early numeracy knowledge predicts later academic performance, yet many children do not experience optimal math instruction. This study investigated the impact of academic service-learning (ASL) in an early childhood teacher preparation math course and answered the following research question: Was the ASL experience effective in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Mathematics Anxiety, Preschool Children, Teacher Education Programs
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