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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Benner, Susan M.; Hatch, J. Amos – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
A team of early childhood teacher education faculty developed the 3-D talent development model of teacher education, blending theory and research from many sources. These sources include research on talent development, nonuniversal development, and roles of teachers and their professional growth. The faculty integrated constructs from these…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Alternative Assessment, Talent Development, Teaching Methods
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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
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Sorrels, Barbara; Norris, Deborah; Sheeran, Linda – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
Constructivist education, based on the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky, advocates an approach to curriculum and teaching that is student centered, inquiry based, integrated and intellectually engaging. One teaching strategy that provides such an experience is the Project Approach, reflective of the pedagogy of John Dewey and introduced as a model…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Active Learning, Student Projects