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Stalls, Juliann; Hegde, Archana V.; Ballard, Sharon M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Many young children in the United States are faced with chronic illnesses that cause them unique challenges. It is imperative that all members of children's support systems feel prepared to help meet those challenges. One integral component of this support team for children are their teachers. The purpose of this study was to assess preservice…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Special Needs Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Lynch, Jacqueline – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
An intervention study was conducted with preschool teachers to address their beliefs and practice in the area of language and literacy. A total of 27 preschool teachers, each from different early childcare centers, participated in three 1-day professional learning sessions over the course of 9 months. Learning sessions focused on three different…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Workshops, Faculty Development, Intervention
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Flynn, Erin E.; Schachter, Rachel E. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigated eight prekindergarten teachers' underlying assumptions about how children learn, and how these assumptions were used to inform and enact instruction. By contextualizing teachers' knowledge and understanding as it is used in practice we were able to provide unique insight into the work of teaching. Participants focused on…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Processes, Knowledge Level
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Di Santo, Aurelia; Timmons, Kristy; Lenis, Angelike – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Preservice early childhood educators begin postsecondary programs with established beliefs about children, children's learning, and their roles as future educators. The present study examined 26 first-year students' beliefs about children, classroom practice, and guiding children's behavior. Participants completed the Teacher Beliefs Q-Sort…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Early Childhood Education
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Stefan, Catrinel A.; Rebega, Oana L.; Cosma, Alina – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Researchers have emphasized the role of the teacher-child relationship on children's adjustment. Children lacking such positive relationships are placed at increased risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBD). We propose a qualitative approach to exploring Romanian teachers' knowledge and strategies related to preschoolers who are at…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Preschool Teachers, Prevention
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Sucuoglu, Nimet Bülbin; Bakkaloglu, Hatice; Akalin, Selma; Demir, Seyda; Iscen-Karasu, Fadime – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a teacher training program on teacher outcomes. The teachers' knowledge and attitudes regarding inclusion, classroom management strategies, and their relationships with children both with and without disabilities were evaluated using self-report instruments. In addition, their classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Weber-Mayrer, Melissa M.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Yeager Pelatti, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Professional development (PD) for early childhood educators has received increased attention as a means of bolstering young children's learning and development. Theory and research indicate that educators' characteristics play roles in both their own learning and that of children; however, little research has explored who participates in PD. This…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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Willis, Elizabeth; Dinehart, Laura; Bliss, Leonard – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
The extent to which teachers understand the concept of self-regulation skills and how best to implement practices that enhance self-regulation in children in the early childhood education classroom remains unexamined. The purpose of this study is to examine the psychometric properties of the self-reporting Early Childhood Educators Knowledge of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Control, Questionnaires, Construct Validity
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Frankel, Elaine B.; Hutchinson, Nancy L.; Burbidge, Julie; Minnes, Patricia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
This mixed methods study reports on the perspectives of 143 preservice early childhood educators (ECE) and 208 elementary teacher candidates (TC) on teaching children with developmental disabilities and delays (DDD) in inclusive classrooms. A questionnaire was administered which included items on demographic characteristics, experience, knowledge,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Giallousi, Maria; Tselfes, Vasilis; Gialamas, Vasilis – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate teaching effectiveness in an elective science course, in the Early Childhood Education Department of Athens University in Greece. For this, a sequential mixed research design was applied to investigate freshmen beliefs about the effectiveness of their future teaching in kindergarten. An enhancement and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Self Efficacy, Early Childhood Education
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Hu, Bi Ying; Zhou, Yisu; Li, Kejian – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2014
This study compared Chinese kindergarten teachers' values and perceptions of program quality with trained raters' assessments of quality in order to gain insights into effective professional development for improving teacher quality. A total of 284 Chinese kindergarten teachers self-assessed the quality of their classroom teaching and rated their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Values
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Huss-Keeler, Rebecca; Peters, Michelle; Moss, Joy Marie – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
The field of early care and education has been challenged to raise the level of quality for young children by increasing the number of practitioners with college degrees. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of early care and education professionals working in the field and enrolled in community college early childhood classes,…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Student Attitudes
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Sundberg, Bodil; Ottander, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
The aim of this exploratory, longitudinal study was to describe an overall picture of how perceptions of the teacher role and attitudes toward science and science teaching develop and interact during preschool teacher education, and how this in turn influences behavior when students are engaged in teaching science. Sixty-five students enrolled in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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