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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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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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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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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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Davies, Sharon; Trinidad, Sue – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This article provides an overview of the Australian Federal Government initiatives in the area of early childhood with regard to the provision of early childhood education and care. These changes have influenced a Western Australian university to develop an innovative birth to 8 years preservice educator education curriculum. Using an ecological…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Lamorey, Suzanne – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Less than one third of early childhood educators have a bachelor's degree, yet national indicators of high-quality early childhood program standards emphasize the importance of higher education for these practitioners. In order to adequately serve and retain these nontraditional learners as they strive to earn their degrees, teacher education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Teacher Education
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Exposito, Sara; Bernheimer, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article provides a conceptual base for pedagogy that embraces and incorporates the assets of nontraditional students in higher education and advocates for practice that honors and builds on students' cultural and social capital. It describes the challenges and opportunities faced by nontraditional students within institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Social Capital
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Laparo, Karen M.; Maynard, Christine; Thomason, Amy; Scott-Little, Catherine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article describes a video review process for providing feedback to students and documents students' teaching practices using the CLASS in a practicum course and student teaching. Students videotaped themselves in their field-based settings and then met with the course instructors and classmates in small groups to review strengths and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Sheridan, Kathleen Mary; Kelly, Melissa A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Early childhood teacher education courses must prepare students for the types of challenges they will face in communities and classrooms after graduation. By adopting a scenario-based approach, teacher educators and others designing online environments can help prepare students for these challenges. Solving complex problems inherent in a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Education Courses, Distance Education
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Voss, Joy A.; Bufkin, Linda J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Preparing early childhood and early childhood special education preservice teachers for inclusive settings is the focus of this article. The need for all teachers to be prepared for inclusive settings has become evident with the growing diversity of children in every classroom. Integrating inclusive content throughout the teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Field Experience Programs
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McCrary, Donna E.; Sennette, Jennifer; Brown, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Children whose native language is one other than English face formidable challenges when they enter English-dominant schools. The task of learning English, progressing in one's native language, and acculturating to the school environment is a complicated one that requires the child to develop many new skills. In the past, children who were English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education, Preschool Children
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Mevorach, Miriam; Miron, Mordechai – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
The objective of this article is to highlight the importance of advanced studies for the professional staff working in the field of early childhood education (ECE). Until 2001, Israeli MA programs were controlled exclusively by Israeli universities. The article deals with the development of MEd programs in Israeli colleges of education, using the…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Masters Programs
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Norris, Deborah J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Repeated calls have recently arisen for increasing the educational level of early childhood teachers in all early care and education settings including classrooms for infants and toddlers. Since the majority of teachers in early child settings do not have a college degree, higher educational expectations could place a strain on early childhood…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Online Courses
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Trepanier-Street, Mary – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Best practice in the early childhood special education field supports the inclusion of young children with special needs in natural learning environments, that is, in programs where children without disabilities of the same age and their families participate. Consequently, early childhood teacher education programs must prepare professionals to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Special Needs Students
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