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Jaruszewicz, Candace – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
Teaching from an informed and culturally responsive philosophy of education is critical for teaching in the 21st century and engagement in reconceptualizing the field of early childhood. This article describes a process used with graduate preservice early childhood education students over a two-course sequence, to generate a personal philosophy…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Content Analysis
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Hooks, Laura; Duarte, Valerie – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
The purpose of the study was to examine the engagement of preservice teachers in the kind of authentic experiences that provided the modeling needed to make high-quality instruction in mathematics a reality for young children. Inasmuch as these preservice teachers had not yet received any formal methods classes in mathematics, the authors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Young Children
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Swick, Kevin J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Describes the design and impact of an inquiry-oriented professional development course on South Carolina teachers' perspectives of homeless children and families. Notes that multiple perspectives, participant involvement in goal setting, and opportunities to apply knowledge in community and school settings led to changed attitudes toward the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Course Evaluation, Experiential Learning, Homeless People