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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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Lee, Guang-Lea; Myers, Donald A.; Kim, Kyoung Jin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
This article describes kindergarten teachers' professional training and their social status in Korea. It includes discussions of the historical development of Korea's kindergarten teacher training system and pedagogical methods, the unequal social status of kindergarten teachers, and the implementation of innovative pedagogical practices modeled…
Descriptors: Social Status, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Lowery, Ellen; Burts, Diane C. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This article describes the independent reading and research project of an early childhood education graduate student who taught in a school district heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina. She surveyed a sample of kindergarten teachers in the district to determine how they were responding in the aftermath of Katrina. The voices of teachers reflect…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Natural Disasters
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Fromberg, Doris Pronin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
The political, economic, social, equity, and historical influences on the status of kindergarten education and early childhood teacher education in the United States are discussed. There are many sources of data that create a picture of the diverse programs, resources, and opportunities that kindergarten children experience, including the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Charlesworth, Rosalind – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
A university child development/early childhood education professor renews her relationship with young children and with current public school teaching by spending 5 weeks in kindergarten. This article describes some highlights of her experience: the children's daily journal writing, an in-class and take-home math activity, and teaching the…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Mathematics Activities