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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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Rosen, Dina B.; Jaruszewicz, Candace – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
Early childhood teacher education methods classes often emphasize the application of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). In today's digital age, it is important for teacher educators and their students to think about how to extend DAP to technology use. In this article, two contrasting classroom scenarios are provided to illustrate…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Appropriate Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Nell, Marcia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
One way to help preservice teachers to articulate and advocate their teaching stance is by developing their knowledge, skills, and confidence in their ability to carefully, didactically, and strategically plan for instruction. The Integrative Research Project (IRP) is a planning process that enables the preservice teacher to incorporate not only…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Research Projects, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Priest, Cheryl – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
Several major goals of early childhood professionals are to help children learn to work with others, care for others, verbalize feelings, support friends, show kindness and exhibit other character skills and traits. When these life skills are lacking, it affects the ways in which children interact with one another and form relationships with peers…
Descriptors: Altruism, Early Childhood Education, Values Education, Teacher Educators
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Freidus, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This article describes the process of implementing a museum experience into the course content of a literacy methods course. A museum workshop was designed to help graduate students better understand the concept of literacy as a language-based learning process that builds on and extends each child's understanding of the world. Framed by relevant…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Museums, Learning Experience
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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
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Chiasson, Kari; Yearwood, Jo-Anne; Olsen, Glenn – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
As more children with disabilities are served in early childhood settings, preservice training programs have a responsibility to provide future early childhood educators with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to actively participate as a team member in meeting the needs of young children with disabilities. This article provides a description…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses