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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
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Murray, Ann D.; McDonald, Angie; York, Marti A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
This paper describes an online early childhood assessment course that was developed through a multi-university collaboration with support from a state improvement grant. Collaborators from three universities developed the course to address a new early childhood unified license (birth to age 8, regular and special education) in the state of Kansas.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Distance Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Teacher Education Curriculum
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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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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
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Apple, Peggy – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
The Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) professional development movement, community college students' emerging intentionality, and the role of two- and four-year higher education faculty intersect in a proactive model proposed by the author that advocates ECEC community college programs separate from the vocational tradition and establishes…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Professional Development
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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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Jensen, Mary A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
In the present political climate, politicians are singling out children's programs and services for budget cuts. The need for teacher education programs to prepare early childhood teachers as children's advocates is becoming ever more evident. For years, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has called for greater…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Motivation
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Catapano, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
Through the use of a long-term project in a graduate teacher education course on the importance of play, students learned skills beyond those usually required in a graduate classroom. Students used their understanding and knowledge of play, constructive practice, and project work to develop a family play day at the university lab school. As part…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education, Student Projects, Play
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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
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