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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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Ofstedal, Kathleen; Dahlberg, Kathryn – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
The need to collaborate in the fields of business, health care, and technology is not a new concept. Educational institutions, however, have been slow to recognize the need to teach collaboration skills (Brownell & Walther-Thomas, 2002; Jackson, 2004). This article focuses on the development of the Collaboration Self-Assessment Tool (CSAT). The…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teaching Experience, Cooperating Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Hestenes, Linda L.; Laparo, Karen; Scott-Little, Catherine; Chakravarthi, Swetha; Lower, Joanna K.; Cranor, Angie; Cassidy, Deborah J.; Niemeyer, Judith – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
Preparing students in the early childhood field to work with children both with and without disabilities and to collaborate with different professionals is an important endeavor for colleges and universities. The purpose of this paper is to articulate a unique model of program collaboration between early childhood special education and early…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Young Children
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Bullard, Julie; Bullock, Janis R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
Based upon several years of team-teaching intensive early childhood education courses, the authors discuss their experiences of building teacher-learner relationships through cooperative and collaborative learning. After witnessing significant conflict occurring within groups over the years, the authors began to investigate, discuss and integrate…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Early Childhood Education, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods