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Yoon, Haeny S.; Larkin, Kelly Ann – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
University-based teacher education programs are criticized for being too theoretical, disconnected from the everyday realities of schools. To bridge this gap, teacher education programs give students year-long field experiences under the joint tutelage of mentor teachers and university faculty. However, this assumes that mentor teachers will not…
Descriptors: Ideology, Mentors, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Adair, Jennifer Keys – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
The immigrant teacher perspective has been largely missing from local and national debates on early childhood pedagogy and has certainly been marginalized in debates about language in early childhood settings. Interviews with dozens of preschool teachers in multiple U.S. cities about children of immigrants' language choices at school (as part of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education, Consciousness Raising, Preschool Teachers
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Ciyer, Aysegul; Nagasawa, Mark; Swadener, Beth Blue; Patet, Pradnya – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Funded through a No Child Left Behind of 2001 (NCLB) grant, this research examines the effects of the Arizona System Ready/Child Ready Early Childhood Professional Development Project (AzSRCR) on the self-efficacy of 256 educators who participated in AzSRCR over a 3-year period. The AzSRCR program was a federally funded, statewide higher education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy, Focus Groups, Associate Degrees