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Anderson, Haley; Fees, Bronwyn S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Given urgent need for culturally competent early childhood educators and the strategic encouragement by colleges for students to travel internationally, this analysis focuses on the question: What is the relationship between international experiences and preservice early childhood educators' cultural competence? More specifically, three questions…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Travel
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Chu, Marilyn – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Infant-toddler teachers have the least education, the lowest pay, and the highest turnover rate of all adults in the field of early childhood education. In this article, the unique needs of infants, toddlers, and their families are explored at the 2-year associate (AA) and the 4-year bachelor (BA) levels of early childhood higher education degree…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Field Experience Programs
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Brown, Christopher P.; Weber, Natalie Babiak; Yoon, Yeojoo – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
The field of publicly funded early childhood education continues to evolve into a discipline in which early educators are expected to teach a more culturally and linguistically diverse student population a standardized set of knowledge and skills so that they can meet policymakers' academic achievement requirements. This creates a range of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Accountability, Professional Development, Preschool Teachers
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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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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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Riojas-Cortez, Mari; Alanis, Iliana; Flores, Belinda Bustos – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Professional development, which results in sustained transformative change, requires that teachers engage in critical reflection regarding teaching practices. In this study, a group of five bilingual and generalist early childhood teachers engaged in a journey in which they elected to try to reconstruct their beliefs and practices about teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Development, Educational Change, Young Children
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Yamauchi, Lois A.; Im, Seongah; Mark, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This study investigated the influence of professional development on 20 preschool teachers' use of instructional conversations in classrooms for 2- to 5-year-old children. Instructional conversation is a small group discussion that builds on children's prior knowledge to assess and assist conceptual understanding. Over a 3-year period, the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Speech Communication, Video Technology, Group Discussion
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Linder, Sandra M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article presents results from a case study analyzing the process of change for early childhood educators as they engage in a semester-long professional development (PD) experience focused on developing a teacher research agenda related to mathematics instruction. During this PD experience, 11 participants (5 second-grade and 6 third-grade…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Action Research
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Han, Heejeong Sophia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of a professional development (PD) experience on preschool teachers' instructional strategy development. Focusing on supporting young children's peer social competence as a common interest, preschool teachers were guided to design the specific contents of the PD workshops and were offered an on-site…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Environment, Professional Development
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Scott-Little, Catherine; La Paro, Karen M.; Thomason, Amy C.; Pianta, Robert C.; Hamre, Bridget; Downer, Jason; Burchinal, Margaret; Howes, Carollee – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Research suggests that teachers' interactions with preschool-age children have a significant influence on what children learn and the skills they develop. Additional research is needed to systematically determine the types of professional development that can help teachers learn effective teaching practices. This study is part of a larger effort…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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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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Breffni, Lorraine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
The number of state-funded prekindergarten programs continues to grow in the United States. The quality of these early childhood programs, however, often depends on the type of professional development provided. In this investigative study, an experimental pre-post causal-comparative research design was employed to evaluate the impact of an 8-week…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Control Groups, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness
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Yuen, Lai Ha – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Emphasis on continuing professional development is seen as an important aspect of educational reform at all levels of education. In recent years, a number of colleges and universities have established partnerships for the professional development of teachers at the elementary and secondary levels. However, there have been few partnerships within…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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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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Ciyer, Aysegul; Nagasawa, Mark; Swadener, Beth Blue; Patet, Pradnya – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Funded through a No Child Left Behind of 2001 (NCLB) grant, this research examines the effects of the Arizona System Ready/Child Ready Early Childhood Professional Development Project (AzSRCR) on the self-efficacy of 256 educators who participated in AzSRCR over a 3-year period. The AzSRCR program was a federally funded, statewide higher education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy, Focus Groups, Associate Degrees
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