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Swick, Kevin J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Describes the design and impact of an inquiry-oriented professional development course on South Carolina teachers' perspectives of homeless children and families. Notes that multiple perspectives, participant involvement in goal setting, and opportunities to apply knowledge in community and school settings led to changed attitudes toward the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Course Evaluation, Experiential Learning, Homeless People
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Wooden, Sharon L.; Baptiste, Nancy – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Delineates the need for and describes an experiential course on self-concept development for preservice teachers in the early childhood Associate Degree program at New Mexico State University. Notes that activities designed for nontraditional adult learners focus on development of self-knowledge, esteem, and ideals through self assessment and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Associate Degrees, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Hamilton, Debbie; Hitz, Randy – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Describes the design, delivery, and impact of an undergraduate early childhood education course consistent with constructivist principles. Cites results from the Teachers' Belief Questionnaire and examination of student journals indicating students' knowledge and beliefs about teaching had changed. Suggests that helping students recognize…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Beliefs, Cognitive Dissonance, Constructivism (Learning)