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Pelkowski, Tracy; Herman, Everett; Trahan, Keith; Winters, Dana M.; Tananis, Cindy; Swartz, Mallary I.; Bunt, Nancy; Rodgick, Chris – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Studies show that early engagement with mathematics leads to increased math achievement later in life. Yet, early childhood teachers do not regard mathematics as critical to young learners' development and lack confidence with helping children learn mathematics. Early childhood teacher comfort and engagement with mathematics is a critical element…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development
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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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Griess, Carolyn J.; Keat, Jane B. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
Teacher education faculty are experiencing increasingly diverse higher education classrooms. In many ways, the diversities present in collegiate classrooms mirror the differences in classrooms of young children. The diversity may be a result of a range of ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic differences. Or it may be differences resulting from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education
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Baker, Bettina – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
The purpose of this report is to provide education professors teaching early literacy methods courses with information for beginning teachers to support struggling first-grade readers. This analysis identifies the specific word structures children are expected to know by the end of first grade, and shows the actual learning rates of these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Programs