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Bodisch Lynch, Kathleen; Uhl, Monica; Reece, John; McGuire Buck, Deana; Gilles, Donna L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
As the number of young children with disabilities being included in diverse early childhood settings continues to increase, employing personnel with the requisite knowledge and skills to support their active participation and learning becomes of paramount importance. Because paraprofessionals frequently serve in this capacity, it is critical that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Enrichment, Program Effectiveness
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Goble, Carla B.; Horm, Diane M.; Atanasov, Amy M.; Williamson, Amy C.; Choi, Ji Young – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
The expansion of early childhood education programming has heightened the focus on teachers' educational preparation and its role in providing high-quality services for young children. The interest in teachers' education is especially relevant in early childhood since differentiated levels of preparation are commonly used in quality rating and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Plaisir, Jean Y.; Hachey, Alyse C.; Theilheimer, Rachel – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
In the of Fall 2006, our large, urban community college implemented digital portfolio development for all of the preservice early childhood educators registered in the infant-toddler and preschool-early elementary programs. Three years after implementation of the program, we conducted survey research to assess our students' perceptions of their…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Attitudes, Portfolio Assessment, Community Colleges
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Moore, Rita A.; Gilliard, Jennifer L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of action research by ten preservice teachers earning their associate's degree in early childhood education from a small university in the West. Their goal was to assess the impact of their teaching on student learning with children birth to 8 years of age. This study represents the use of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Early Childhood Education
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McCarthy, Kathrin W.; Duke, Thomas Scott – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
The eight early childhood educators who participated in this study were admitted into a 60-credit statewide distance-delivered Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program at the University of Alaska. All eight educators were women of Alaska Native ancestry who lived and worked in remote and rural Native communities. Seven of these teachers…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Rural Schools, Geographic Isolation, Early Childhood Education
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Apple, Peggy – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
The Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) professional development movement, community college students' emerging intentionality, and the role of two- and four-year higher education faculty intersect in a proactive model proposed by the author that advocates ECEC community college programs separate from the vocational tradition and establishes…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Professional Development