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Ertle, Barbrina B. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This article reports on the findings of manipulative analyses performed by preservice and in-service teachers in an early childhood teacher education program mathematics methods course. The activities are intended to model and promote mathematical analyses for better discrimination between mathematics manipulatives by early childhood teachers.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Teachers
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Bryan, Nathaniel; Milton Williams, Toni – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Nationwide, school districts struggle to recruit and retain Black males to the teaching profession. As a result, the presence of Black male teachers is lacking in public schools, which impacts the overall student outcomes for all children, particularly Black boys. Such recruitment and retention becomes even worse at the early childhood level,…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Males, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education
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Kim, Koeun; Kim, Jinhee – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This article aims to formulate and answer the question of how insights from poststructuralism can inform our pedagogy of reflection that is based on the inseparability between theory and practice. To meaningfully situate this discussion in the context of preservice teachers' reflection on their community-based field experience, we draw on our own…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Theory Practice Relationship, Postmodernism, Preservice Teachers
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Myers, Casey Y.; Smith, Kylie A.; Tesar, Marek – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Despite the ubiquity of reflective practice in education, mandating reflective processes within sanctioned frameworks is inherently problematic, as it may lead to reproduction, standardization, and forced universalities, rather than the critical and innovative pedagogy they intend. This article engages with reflection through both the metaphor and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Krieg, Susan; Jovanovic, Jessie – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Contemporary early childhood teacher education is situated in a knowledge and policy environment where on the one hand preservice educators have the opportunity to connect with unlimited knowledge sources and, on the other, are expected to conform to standardized outcomes. This situation is compounded by increasingly inequitable learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Early Childhood Education, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Stremmel, Andrew J.; Burns, James; Nganga, Christine; Bertolini, Katherine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
In this paper, the authors engage in a collaborative inquiry illustrative of a dialogical process of meaning making addressing the future of teacher education in times marked by uncertainty, intense public and political scrutiny, changing policy, and imposed learning standards. The authors urge teacher education programs and teacher educators to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Standards, Discourse Analysis
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Ottley, Jennifer R.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Rahn, Naomi L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Coaching is a promising method for providing professional development, which takes many forms. One such form is real-time coaching through bug-in-ear technology. This study explored the social validity of bug-in-ear coaching when provided as a form of professional development with preservice and in-service early childhood educators. Data from two…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Beck, Lisa M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
The literature on infant care and education indicates that infant fieldwork has distinct learning opportunities that could work as an important supplement to more traditional field placements. The following study supports these assertions by providing an in-depth look at the experiences of three preservice early childhood teachers while engaging…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Infants, Infant Care, Teaching Skills
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Anderson, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Effective collaboration between early childhood teachers and social workers is now considered critical to providing children with adequate psycho-social supports and services in early childhood settings. In order for this interdisciplinary collaboration to be more effective, opportunities for each discipline to learn about each other's knowledge,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Social Work
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Horm, Diane M.; Hyson, Marilou; Winton, Pamela J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
It is essential that a solid research base be established to provide a foundation that will enable the field of early childhood teacher education to examine whether, for whom, and in what ways teacher education matters. The purpose of this article is to review several important domains in early childhood teacher education to illustrate the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Young Children
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Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Vardell, Rosemarie; Lower, Joanna K.; Cassidy, Deborah J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
The Census Bureau estimates that up to 14 million children under the age of 18 are being raised by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) families. Just as heterosexual families require child care to enable work and want high-quality early childhood education to enhance their children's development, LGBT families experience the same needs…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Schools, Young Children
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Yamauchi, Lois A.; Im, Seongah; Schonleber, Nanette S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article describes collaboration between preschool and university educators focused on adapting the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) standards for Effective Pedagogy for use in early childhood (EC) settings. The CREDE standards are strategies of best practices for culturally diverse K-12 students. Teachers…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education
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Ranz-Smith, Deborah J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Synthesizing research with practice in a meaningful manner continues to be a challenge, particularly in relation to securing the place of play in the school setting. The struggle for early childhood teacher educators in dealing with the realities of this research-to-practice dilemma requires constructive action. A theoretical framework that is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Play, Teacher Educators, Theory Practice Relationship
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Laman, Tasha Tropp; Miller, Erin T.; Lopez-Robertson, Julia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This qualitative study examines what early childhood preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based literacy methods course deemed relevant regarding teaching, literacy, and learning. This study is based on postcourse interviews with 7 early childhood preservice teachers. Findings suggest that "contextualized field experiences" facilitate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Kim, Hae Kyoung; Kemple, Kristen M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
This study examines early childhood preservice teachers' beliefs about the importance of music in early childhood and explores factors influencing those beliefs. The study found that preservice teachers in this study held relatively strong beliefs about the importance of music, including aesthetic, quality-of-life, and social-emotional benefits.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Music, Field Experience Programs
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