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Hu, Xinyun; Yelland, Nicola – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
The research reported here investigated the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) by 15 Hong Kong preservice early childhood teachers (PSTs) who had completed a course regarding the use of ICT in early childhood settings as they participated in their first-year teaching practicum. The study examined the preservice teachers use of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Practicums
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Recchia, Susan L.; Beck, Lisa M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
This article is part of a larger exploratory study that followed preservice early childhood teachers through their program and into their first year of practice, giving voice to their understandings of quality teaching and learning, and insight into the ways their preservice program prepared them for the challenges of teaching in diverse settings.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching
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Yuen, Lai Ha – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Emphasis on continuing professional development is seen as an important aspect of educational reform at all levels of education. In recent years, a number of colleges and universities have established partnerships for the professional development of teachers at the elementary and secondary levels. However, there have been few partnerships within…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Szecsi, Tunde; Hardin, Belinda J.; Koo, Ramsey D. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This cross-cultural study examines early childhood professionals' perceptions of their social status, working conditions, and public appreciation in seven countries/territories: Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Mexico, Peru, and the United States of America. One hundred eighteen participants, consisting of preschool and elementary school…
Descriptors: Social Status, Early Childhood Education, Psychologists, Children
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Li, Yuen Ling – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
The idea of active learning was first introduced to kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong in 1981 when they received their in-service teacher education. In a two-year, school-based project, 60 teachers in five schools were asked to create collaborative videos about models of good practices after sharing "effective" teaching episodes with…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Reflective Teaching