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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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Meier, Daniel R.; Stremmel, Andrew J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
This article discusses the value of narrative for conceptualizing and promoting teacher research and inquiry in early childhood teacher education. The article provides an overview of essential forms and functions of narrative, paying particular attention to the contributions of narrative inquiry, which is a research framework rarely applied to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Researchers, Inquiry
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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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Appl, Dolores J.; Yorde, Susan L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
In this article two teacher educators describe an approach they have used with preservice early childhood and early childhood special education majors. They explain how the approach that they call "stories about teaching" resembles, yet differs from case study methods. The authors explain the process they used to develop, pilot, and use stories…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Young Children, Teacher Educators