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lim, Cynthia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
The way educarers conceptualize their role in the education and care of infants can influence their pedagogical practices and interactions with infants in their care. The Early Years Development Framework was developed to provide key principles, practices, and learning outcomes to guide educarers working with children under 3 in Singapore. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Infants, Preschool Teachers
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
In recent years, increased attention has been given to executive function and its relationship to the overall learning and development of young children. Because of this, it is essential that educators have the skills needed to effectively facilitate the development of executive function throughout early childhood. The focus of the current paper…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Executive Function, Child Development, Preservice Teacher Education
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Keilty, Bonnie; Kosaraju, Sagarika – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Home visiting is a primary service delivery approach to promote young children's development and support families. Early Intervention professionals are expected to partner with families to create effective learning experiences in the daily context of routine family life. Concerns about early childhood (special) educators' readiness to take on this…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Home Visits, Home Programs, Child Development
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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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Recchia, Susan L.; Lee, Seung Yeon; Shin, Minsun – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
This qualitative multicase study explored the process through which three student caregivers engaged in relationships with key infants in the context of an infant practicum course as a foundation for learning about infant development and practice. Focusing on caregiver-infant dyads, data sources included videotaped observations of caregiver-child…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Infants, Caregivers
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McClintic, Sandra; Petty, Karen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
This qualitative case study explored how early childhood teachers' beliefs and practices influence the function of preschool outdoor play. Teachers believed that supervision was paramount. They perceived that the physical design of the outdoor environment posed limitations for planning, preparation, and implementation. Teachers' recollections of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Play, Supervision
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Goble, Carla B.; Horm, Diane M.; Atanasov, Amy M.; Williamson, Amy C.; Choi, Ji Young – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
The expansion of early childhood education programming has heightened the focus on teachers' educational preparation and its role in providing high-quality services for young children. The interest in teachers' education is especially relevant in early childhood since differentiated levels of preparation are commonly used in quality rating and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Gibson, Megan – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Government policies in Australia and in many other parts of the world, are calling for degree-qualified teachers to work in prior to formal school settings (center-based care, preschool). Yet, many preservice early childhood teachers assume they will end up teaching in primary schools. This paper examines the professional identities preservice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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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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La Paro, Karen M.; Scott-Little, Catherine; Ejimofor, Anurika; Sumrall, Teressa; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Pianta, Robert C.; Burchinal, Margaret; Hamre, Bridget; Downer, Jason; Howes, Carollee – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
Recent surveys have provided some guidance and recommendations for the student teaching component in early childhood teacher preparation, but specific information on the focus of supervision and evaluation of student teachers is limited. The current study surveyed 128 early childhood programs in 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Feedback (Response), Early Childhood Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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New, Rebecca – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
The articles in this special issue make clear that the field of early education is characterized by a breadth and depth of knowledge unimaginable 200 years ago, even to someone as exceptional as Elizabeth Peabody. This radical feminist used early 19th-century ideas of the "woman's sphere" to suggest that a career in early childhood education was…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Educators, Young Children
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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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Florez, Ida Rose – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Case analysis is often used in early childhood teacher education as a constructivist method for developing students' professional skills and knowledge. Although case-based instruction is popular, the professional literature contains little empirical evidence that it effectively helps students develop professional knowledge. Indeed, some empirical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Constructivism (Learning), Prior Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Branscomb, Kathryn R.; Ethridge, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Teacher research served as both the content and frame of analysis for this study. Parallel teacher research projects took place over the course of a year as preservice teachers engaged in their first experience with teacher research as part of an infant-toddler development course and the first author (their instructor) engaged in teacher research…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Toddlers, Infants
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Bruns, Deborah A.; Cooley, Marissa – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Preparing early childhood education (ECE) and early childhood special education (ECSE) professionals to work with young children with and without disabilities entails the acquisition of content, its application, and opportunities for reflection. This article describes a component of an ECSE assessment course focusing on the logistics and process…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Evaluation Methods
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