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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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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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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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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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Nelson, Regena Fails – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This study describes the development of a parent resource center at a university child care center. The parent resource center is funded by a federal grant and is designed to provide support to low-income student-parents on campus. Early childhood education interns work in the center to learn how to build family relationships. The program has been…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Resource Centers
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Seitz, Hilary – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
This article describes how a preservice early childhood program collaborates with a local agency in a community engagement project. The project was implemented in a family-community partnership class for preservice teachers. There were three purposes for this project. First, to build a partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Young Children, Child Care, Preservice Teacher Education