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Heffernan, Kayla A.; Newton, Kristie J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Early childhood and elementary preservice teachers often fear mathematics, find it irrelevant, have mathematics anxiety, hold negative self-perceptions, and have low mathematics achievement. This study investigates the influence of an identity exploration intervention on preservice teachers' mathematics identities during a college Algebra course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Zhang, Chenyi; Cook, J. Claire – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This study presents a professional development (PD) model for promoting preschool teachers' writing instruction utilizing teachers' reflective practices. Thirteen prekindergarten teachers were followed for the entire pre-K year. Teachers were assigned to intervention and comparison conditions. A reflective PD workshop was developed based on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Writing Instruction, Reflective Teaching
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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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Blanchard, Sheresa Boone; King, Elizabeth; Van Schagen, Amy; Scott, Marisa Roach; Crosby, Danielle; Beasley, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study includes an in-depth examination of 9 students' weekly reflections and reactions to a hybrid (synchronous and asynchronous) course for preservice teachers focused on diversity and equity topics in early childhood. Through online learning modules and readings organized into six units and 14 lessons, students covered a variety of topics…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Equal Education
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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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Sullivan, Pamela; McCartney, Holly – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This reflection on practice describes a case study integrating 3D printing into a creativity course for preservice teachers. The theoretical rationale is discussed, and the steps for integration are outlined. Student responses and reflections on the experience provide the basis for our analysis. Examples and resources are provided, as well as a…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Printing, Computer Peripherals, Early Childhood Education
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Beavers, Elizabeth; Orange, Amy; Kirkwood, Donna – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This article describes a research study in which 10 early childhood education students participated in facilitated critical reflection experiences during a 7-week practicum. Students' critical thinking skills were quantitatively assessed using the Cornell Critical Thinking Test and qualitatively documented through analysis of daily, weekly, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Reflection, Early Childhood Education, College Students
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Vesely, Colleen K.; Brown, Elizabeth Levine; Mehta, Swati – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Research calls for teacher education to prepare early childhood educators for the needs of diverse and marginalized young children and their families in the U.S. With an increasing cultural divide between teachers and students, some early childhood educators may demonstrate limited understanding for how diverse cultural, linguistic, racial, and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Home Visits, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Hall, Anna H. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of integrating self-reflection, focused instruction, and field practice in a semester-long language arts course in order to shift early childhood preservice teachers' (PSTs) beliefs and attitudes about writing instruction, as well as their development and planned use of tools for…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Self Efficacy, Writing Instruction, Reflection
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Traum, Linda C.; Moran, Mary Jane – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
This qualitative study considered values, beliefs, perspectives, and meanings of 7 parents and 3 teachers within the context of daily home-to-child care transitions in one infant-toddler center in an early childhood laboratory school. Sociocultural and attachment theories anchored the study and the developmental niche framework informed…
Descriptors: Reflection, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Infants, Toddlers
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Oh, Ji Hyun; Porter, Daniella – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Play is considered an important activity of the early childhood years. Research supports the contribution of play to children's development, learning, and well-being. In spite of this, time for play is being pushed out in many early childhood programs by greater time allotted to formal instruction in narrow academic skills to be tested eventually…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Teacher Education Programs, Experiential Learning
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Linn, Vicki; Jacobs, Gera – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Contemporary teacher preparation programs are challenged to provide transformational learning experiences that enhance the development of highly effective teachers. This mixed-methods case study explored the influence of inquiry-based field experiences as a pedagogical approach to teacher preparation. Four teacher candidates participated in a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Transformative Learning
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Bonnett, Tina Heather – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Research exploring preservice postsecondary students' experiences participating in an international field placement is a relatively new area of study in the domains of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Early Childhood Leadership (ECL). While there is a growing body of literature offering merit to the profound transformations that can occur for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Atiles, Julia; Pinholster, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This action research article shares the story of a student teacher and the arduous, but rewarding process of self-reflection. The authors integrate real life examples of the implementation of self-reflective strategies of a student teacher with self-efficacy, teacher life cycle, and effectiveness literature to analyze the student teacher's…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Kroll, Linda R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Five essential ideas or understandings that should underlie early childhood teacher education programs are discussed conceptually. Inquiry and reflection into practice are critical for continued teacher learning and development; learning and development are cultural and constructivist processes; the teacher's image of the child should be as a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education
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