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Massing, Christine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher educators and field placement supervisors in early childhood teacher education (ECTE) programs aid their students in learning a specific repertoire of tools and skills, including pedagogical tools they can mobilize in their future practice. However, these tools reify abstract notions about how to teach young children that are consistent…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Immigrants, Picture Books, Foreign Countries
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Di Santo, Aurelia; Timmons, Kristy; Lenis, Angelike – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Preservice early childhood educators begin postsecondary programs with established beliefs about children, children's learning, and their roles as future educators. The present study examined 26 first-year students' beliefs about children, classroom practice, and guiding children's behavior. Participants completed the Teacher Beliefs Q-Sort…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Early Childhood Education
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Bonnett, Tina Heather – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Research exploring preservice postsecondary students' experiences participating in an international field placement is a relatively new area of study in the domains of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Early Childhood Leadership (ECL). While there is a growing body of literature offering merit to the profound transformations that can occur for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Frankel, Elaine B.; Hutchinson, Nancy L.; Burbidge, Julie; Minnes, Patricia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
This mixed methods study reports on the perspectives of 143 preservice early childhood educators (ECE) and 208 elementary teacher candidates (TC) on teaching children with developmental disabilities and delays (DDD) in inclusive classrooms. A questionnaire was administered which included items on demographic characteristics, experience, knowledge,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Underwood, Kathryn; Killoran, Isabel – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
In the province of Ontario, Canada, early intervention services are in need of networking opportunities in order to further a research agenda and support early childhood educators in the field. The authors describe the political circumstances facing new graduates of early childhood education (ECE) training programs and the discrepancy between the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Children, Foreign Countries
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Langford, Rachel – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This article reports on a qualitative research project that examined ways in which pedagogical discourses within an early childhood education college preparation program construct a universal identity of the "good early childhood educator." Drawing upon theoretical explanations of the concept of difference in professional identification,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education, Young Children