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Roggman, Lori A.; Peterson, Carla A.; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Ispa, Jean; Decker, Kallie B.; Hughes-Belding, Kere; Cook, Gina A.; Vallotton, Claire D. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Home visitors provide individualized services to families of infants and young children in their homes. Due to their unique role, home visitors must develop a specialized set of critical competencies--specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes. They therefore require preparation that differs in distinct ways from the preparation typically available…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Infants, Toddlers, Higher Education
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Griess, Carolyn J.; Keat, Jane B. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
Teacher education faculty are experiencing increasingly diverse higher education classrooms. In many ways, the diversities present in collegiate classrooms mirror the differences in classrooms of young children. The diversity may be a result of a range of ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic differences. Or it may be differences resulting from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education
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Exposito, Sara; Bernheimer, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article provides a conceptual base for pedagogy that embraces and incorporates the assets of nontraditional students in higher education and advocates for practice that honors and builds on students' cultural and social capital. It describes the challenges and opportunities faced by nontraditional students within institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Social Capital
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Norris, Deborah J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Repeated calls have recently arisen for increasing the educational level of early childhood teachers in all early care and education settings including classrooms for infants and toddlers. Since the majority of teachers in early child settings do not have a college degree, higher educational expectations could place a strain on early childhood…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Online Courses
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Nelson, Regena Fails – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This study describes the development of a parent resource center at a university child care center. The parent resource center is funded by a federal grant and is designed to provide support to low-income student-parents on campus. Early childhood education interns work in the center to learn how to build family relationships. The program has been…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Resource Centers
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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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Marshall, Carol Sue – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Explores constructivist teaching assumptions of early childhood teacher preparation programs: (1) active adult learning is valued; (2) educational reform begins in university classrooms; (3) translating best practices and research into teaching contributes to classrooms and student teacher supervision; (4) maintaining links to K-12 education…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adult Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change
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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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Han, Eunhye Park – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Describes early childhood teacher preparation in South Korea, including types of available child care facilities; teacher training programs at two- and four-year colleges; three types of inservice education available (certificate renewal, supervisory, and general knowledge updates); and emerging issues in teacher education (problems with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Einarsdottir, Johanna – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Describes the early education system in Iceland: (1) its history; (2) the three-year program at the Icelandic College for Preschool Teachers (its associated field work, distance education, and continuing education); and (3) current trends and issues, such as the movement of early childhood education training from the secondary school level to the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Mello, Soraia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Notes prevailing attitudes about early childhood education in Brazil. Examines issues and recent trends in preparing Brazilian teachers of young children: (1) legislation shifting educational responsibility from federal and state governments to local communities; (2) low teacher salaries; (3) poor teaching conditions; (4) the need for leadership;…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Responsibility, Federal Government
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Schiller, Wendy E.; Lewis, George F. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Examines recent developments in Australian early childhood teacher education, including its location within the university system and the implications posed by current employment settings. Discusses the relationship between early childhood and elementary education, the lack of national attention to early childhood teacher education, broad-based…
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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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)
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Carlson, Helen L.; Stenmalm-Sjoblom, Lena – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Describes an international early childhood teacher education collaboration project between universities in the United States and Sweden. Details the project's three major components: (1) an undergraduate student exchange; (2) graduate student programs; and (3) faculty research guided by grounded theory processes and exchange efforts, noting that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education