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Crawford, Patricia A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher educators might consider using high-quality picturebooks as partners to help teacher candidates understand and navigate today's painful world realities. From a critical perspective, these books also have the potential to reflect and shape empathy and action in regard to these difficult situations. This piece includes a rationale for using…
Descriptors: Conflict, War, Violence, Refugees
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Anderson, Haley; Fees, Bronwyn S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Given urgent need for culturally competent early childhood educators and the strategic encouragement by colleges for students to travel internationally, this analysis focuses on the question: What is the relationship between international experiences and preservice early childhood educators' cultural competence? More specifically, three questions…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Travel
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Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Policy makers and early childhood stakeholders across the United States continue to seek policy solutions that improve early educators' instruction of young children. A primary vehicle for attaining this goal is professional development. This has led to an influx of empirical studies that seek to develop a set of best practices for professional…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Parks, Amy Noelle; Wager, Anita A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
This article examines the bodies of knowledge that influence and inform the teaching of mathematics methods courses for preservice early childhood teachers, focusing on the U.S. context. In particular, the article reports on an analysis of scholarship published over the last 20 years in four journals (two focused on early childhood education and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Hobbs, Melody Kay; Stovall, Rachel – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
The rigorous and complex demands of a mentor's role are often overlooked during the mentorship of preservice teachers. Mentors have the profound responsibility to be both supervisor and instructor all the while fostering a cooperative, trusting, and supportive relationship. However, many mentors feel unprepared to meet the needs of preservice…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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Prochner, Larry; Woitte, Sherry – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This article compares history chapters in recent introductory early childhood education textbooks with those from an earlier study, reviewing history chapters on four dimensions: the rationale for the study of history, the dominant story of the history, the facts of the history, and the image of the history. Ten textbooks are reviewed, including…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Educational History
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Bruder, Mary Beth; Dunst, Carl J.; Wilson, Cristina; Stayton, Vicki – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
The preservice and in-service predictors of 1,668 Part C early intervention and Part B(619) preschool special practitioners' perceived self-efficacy beliefs are reported. The preservice variables were type of degree (discipline), years of formal postsecondary education, licensure, and participants' judgment of how well their preservice training…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Special Education Teachers, Predictor Variables
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Brown, Pamela U. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
The author combines a literature review with a theoretical analysis of the interface between teacher researchers and Institutional Review Boards in higher education. Maintaining that teacher researchers are "creators of knowledge" (Castle, 2006, p. 2), the article explores the lack of fit between insider research with an emic design and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Ethics, Educational Research, Research Proposals
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Duke, Thomas Scott; McCarthy, Kathrin W. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
We reviewed 31 articles that explored issues related to gender and sexuality in early childhood education (ECE) settings. This body of literature suggests that ECE programs and elementary schools often reinforce the homophobia, heterosexism, and sexism that characterize contemporary U.S. society. A number of the articles described strategies that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Homosexuality