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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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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: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Public Policy, Early Childhood Education
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Lamorey, Suzanne – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Less than one third of early childhood educators have a bachelor's degree, yet national indicators of high-quality early childhood program standards emphasize the importance of higher education for these practitioners. In order to adequately serve and retain these nontraditional learners as they strive to earn their degrees, teacher education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education, Adventure 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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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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Sheridan, Kathleen Mary; Kelly, Melissa A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Early childhood teacher education courses must prepare students for the types of challenges they will face in communities and classrooms after graduation. By adopting a scenario-based approach, teacher educators and others designing online environments can help prepare students for these challenges. Solving complex problems inherent in a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Education Courses, Distance Education
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Niklasson, Laila; Sandberg, Anette – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
The aim of this article is to describe how field studies can be useful in teacher education. While participating in a specialty area called "Play, learning and development," student teachers collected data about their own and young children's experience and perception of the outdoor environment. They observed, carried out interviews from…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Outdoor Education, Field Studies
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Voss, Joy A.; Bufkin, Linda J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Preparing early childhood and early childhood special education preservice teachers for inclusive settings is the focus of this article. The need for all teachers to be prepared for inclusive settings has become evident with the growing diversity of children in every classroom. Integrating inclusive content throughout the teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Field Experience Programs
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McCrary, Donna E.; Sennette, Jennifer; Brown, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Children whose native language is one other than English face formidable challenges when they enter English-dominant schools. The task of learning English, progressing in one's native language, and acculturating to the school environment is a complicated one that requires the child to develop many new skills. In the past, children who were English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education, Preschool Children
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Nelson, Chelie; Lindeman, David P.; Stroup-Rentier, Vera Lynne – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
An itinerant service delivery model takes early intervention and special education services to environments where young children with disabilities participate in their communities. Reconciliation of the mismatch that often occurs between recommended and actual practice requires support at all levels of the service delivery system, including…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Focus Groups, Disabilities
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Adair, Jennifer Keys – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
The immigrant teacher perspective has been largely missing from local and national debates on early childhood pedagogy and has certainly been marginalized in debates about language in early childhood settings. Interviews with dozens of preschool teachers in multiple U.S. cities about children of immigrants' language choices at school (as part of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education, Consciousness Raising, Preschool Teachers
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Mevorach, Miriam; Miron, Mordechai – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
The objective of this article is to highlight the importance of advanced studies for the professional staff working in the field of early childhood education (ECE). Until 2001, Israeli MA programs were controlled exclusively by Israeli universities. The article deals with the development of MEd programs in Israeli colleges of education, using the…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Masters Programs
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Maude, Susan P.; Brotherson, Mary Jane; Summers, Jean Ann; Erwin, Elizabeth J.; Palmer, Susan; Peck, Nancy F.; Zheng, Yu Zhu; Kruse, Aryn; Haines, Shana J.; Weigel, Cindy J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
The purpose of this article is to propose performance as a creative instructional strategy to convey complex competencies related to understanding and working effectively with families in early childhood education. Performance derives from performance ethnography, which is a qualitative research methodology. Its application to professional…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education, Research Methodology
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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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Thompson, Josh; Stryker, Aggie – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
How do college professors prepare for class? Teachers often approach the lesson planning process differently. Some, though quite different in their methods, come out with remarkably similar results. Two highly effective teachers engaged each other in peer-reflection as they explored their own methods of lesson preparation. As they conferred with…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods
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