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Cooper, Patricia M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This essay addresses two types of disasters that can affect early childhood classrooms, which deserve more attention during teacher preparation. The first includes such natural phenomena as earthquakes and hurricanes, as well man-made events, such as fires and, incredibly, school shootings. They are almost always unexpected and happen in real…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, Weapons
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Murray, John S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Since 2016, over 32 million children have been displaced from their homes mostly the result of war and conflict. For many children under the age of 8, a life of war and conflict is all they know. They have grown up in a world where bombings, gunfire, death, and destruction are the norm. This experience places young children at heightened risk for…
Descriptors: War, Conflict, Psychological Needs, Children
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Capo, Karen; Espinoza, Lori; Khadam-Hir, Jordan; Paz, Debra – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This reflection on practice provides a foundation for understanding the impact of Hurricane Harvey on teachers and children across the Texas Gulf Coast. It also documents the emergence of a professional development initiative born when early childhood teacher educators in the community outreach arm of a major university sought to provide immediate…
Descriptors: Trauma, Child Health, Student Needs, Natural Disasters
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Racial inequity has long been an issue in the educational system. In recent years, researchers and policy makers have begun to recognize the role of implicit bias in the disproportionate number of African American children who are suspended or expelled from school. Particular attention is being given to the use of exclusionary practices in early…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Early Childhood Education, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Iorio, Jeanne Marie; Hamm, Catherine; Parnell, Will; Quintero, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Neoliberalism, capitalist ideas, and the disastrous human-induced state of the environment are evidence of the lack of connection between humans and the earth, calling for a rethinking of the relationships between humans and the planet. As early childhood educators, we wonder about our role in rethinking these relationships and in particular, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Place Based Education, Environmental Education
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Lees, Anna; Kennedy, Adam S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
The relevance and effectiveness of traditional, course- and clinical-experience-based models of teacher preparation have been called into question, and institutions of teacher education must respond to the changing landscape of educational policy, which increasingly emphasizes that candidates must be prepared for challenges faced in complex,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep; Perkins, Kelley – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Drawing from sociocultural theories of learning and literature on reflection in educational contexts, this article describes reflective practices as a meaning-making and action engine to support early childhood education practitioners' professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. We argue that the process of reflection requires a differential…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education
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Roggman, Lori A.; Peterson, Carla A.; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Ispa, Jean; Decker, Kallie B.; Hughes-Belding, Kere; Cook, Gina A.; Vallotton, Claire D. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Home visitors provide individualized services to families of infants and young children in their homes. Due to their unique role, home visitors must develop a specialized set of critical competencies--specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They therefore require preparation that differs in distinct ways from the preparation typically available…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Infants, Toddlers, Higher Education
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Mueller, Jennifer J.; File, Nancy K. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to describe a major revision process to the early childhood teacher education program at our 4-year university. We briefly outline the major policy and standards changes that we have witnessed impacting our work as early childhood teacher educators that were, in part, the impetus for our program changes. We describe…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Educators, Educational Policy
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Kennedy, Adam S.; Heineke, Amy – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
Despite contrasting views on the overlap of early childhood education and teacher education, opportunities abound for expanding the role of early childhood educators in broader teacher education discourse. University-based early childhood education and kindergarten-through-grade-12 teacher education share purposes, philosophies, and resources that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, College Role, Universities
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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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New, Rebecca – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Elizabeth Peabody, a radical feminist, used early 19th-century ideas of the "woman's sphere" to suggest that a career in early childhood education was "the ideal solution to the problem of what educated American women should do with their lives," and she credited Froebel's "genius" in identifying a way in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Educational Development, Intellectual History
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Atiles, Julia; Pinholster, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This action research article shares the story of a student teacher and the arduous, but rewarding process of self-reflection. The authors integrate real life examples of the implementation of self-reflective strategies of a student teacher with self-efficacy, teacher life cycle, and effectiveness literature to analyze the student teacher's…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Ritblatt, Shulamit N.; Garrity, Sarah; Longstreth, Sascha; Hokoda, Audrey; Potter, Nina – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
There has been a great deal of discourse in the field of early care and education concerning the experiences, skills, competencies, and education level needed by early childhood teachers to ensure that quality teaching and learning take place in the early years. The purpose of this article is to describe an early childhood teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Education
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Kroll, Linda R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Five essential ideas or understandings that should underlie early childhood teacher education programs are discussed conceptually. Inquiry and reflection into practice are critical for continued teacher learning and development; learning and development are cultural and constructivist processes; the teacher's image of the child should be as a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education
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