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Pelkowski, Tracy; Herman, Everett; Trahan, Keith; Winters, Dana M.; Tananis, Cindy; Swartz, Mallary I.; Bunt, Nancy; Rodgick, Chris – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Studies show that early engagement with mathematics leads to increased math achievement later in life. Yet, early childhood teachers do not regard mathematics as critical to young learners' development and lack confidence with helping children learn mathematics. Early childhood teacher comfort and engagement with mathematics is a critical element…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development
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Knight-McKenna, Mary; Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Ammerman, Nicole – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Strong family-teacher partnerships increase family engagement, promoting positive outcomes for children. Early childhood educators need knowledge, skills, and dispositions for establishing strong, meaningful partnerships with diverse families. This research investigated the impact of academic service-learning (ASL) on undergraduate students'…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Involvement
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Massing, Christine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher educators and field placement supervisors in early childhood teacher education (ECTE) programs aid their students in learning a specific repertoire of tools and skills, including pedagogical tools they can mobilize in their future practice. However, these tools reify abstract notions about how to teach young children that are consistent…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Immigrants, Picture Books, Foreign Countries
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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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Lippard, Christine N.; Tank, Kristina; Walter, Melissa C.; Krogh, Jackie; Colbert, Karen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
In early childhood education and early childhood teacher preparation, science is often a challenging academic content area. However, young children are primed for science learning, and early science learning is important for later science achievement. The current study presents an embedded case study of one early childhood teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Science Instruction
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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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Sawyer, Amanda G.; Myers, Joy – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study examined 158 lesson plans at one institution across two teacher education programs, inclusive early childhood and elementary education, to determine the impact of Internet usage as inspiration on preservice teachers' lesson plans. Fisher's exact test determined statistically significant differences between the Internet use of preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Internet, Lesson Plans, Computer Uses in Education
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Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Knight-McKenna, Mary – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Children's early numeracy knowledge predicts later academic performance, yet many children do not experience optimal math instruction. This study investigated the impact of academic service-learning (ASL) in an early childhood teacher preparation math course and answered the following research question: Was the ASL experience effective in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Mathematics Anxiety, Preschool Children, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Through a case study, this article sheds light onto generative text sets as tools for developing and enacting critically inclusive early childhood teacher education pedagogies. In doing so, it positions teaching and learning processes as sociocultural, historical, and political acts as it inquires into the use of generative text sets in one early…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Teacher Education
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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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Heimer, Lucinda; Winokur, Jeff – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
With the rollout of edTPA, Common Core Standards (CCS), and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), there is renewed interest in teacher education programs providing an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum. Yet, future teachers are under increased pressure to pass standardized exams, such as the MTEL, WIFOR and PRAXIS, with a focus on…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Clark, Sarah K.; Byrnes, Deborah – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
As teacher educators, we implore teacher candidates to understand the cultures and experiences of their students to engage them in learning. Yet, preservice teachers are seldom asked what they hope to learn in their training to become teachers of young children. In this study, we examined the interests, resources, and expectations of millennial…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Interests, Expectation, Age Groups
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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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