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Buchanan, Teresa K.; Benedict, Joan – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
After the hurricanes, faculty asked the students to help with the relief efforts in different ways. Most students volunteered to work in shelters directly with individual or groups of children, youths, and adults. After their experiences, they wrote brief reflections about what they had done. Their comments show that they developed a better…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Volunteers, Student Participation
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DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Burts, Diane C.; Buchanan, Teresa K.; Aghayan, Carol; Benedict, Joan – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This article describes how early childhood teacher education faculty at one university responded in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and used the disaster to enhance their undergraduate and graduate programs. They explain how they modeled developmentally appropriate practices while responding to community needs. Four companion articles…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teacher Educators