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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Smith-Bonahue, Tina M.; Cordoba, Tanya Espinosa; Soutullo, Olivia R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This is a case study of four students in an early childhood teacher preparation program at a large, state university that intentionally seeks to emphasize supporting children and families from diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy. The program includes a family engagement course in the first semester that is designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Family Involvement, Early Childhood Teachers
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Melasalmi, Anitta; Husu, Jukka – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines the two kindergarten teachers' shared professional identities in teamwork in an effort to clarify what constitutes their shared identities and how these identities affect the teachers' professional practices and beliefs. The relational nature of identity maintains that individuals are not the only constructors of their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Feedback (Response), Professional Identity, Teacher Education
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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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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Racial inequity has long been an issue in the educational system. In recent years, researchers and policy makers have begun to recognize the role of implicit bias in the disproportionate number of African American children who are suspended or expelled from school. Particular attention is being given to the use of exclusionary practices in early…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Early Childhood Education, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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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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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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Myers, Casey Y.; Smith, Kylie A.; Tesar, Marek – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Despite the ubiquity of reflective practice in education, mandating reflective processes within sanctioned frameworks is inherently problematic, as it may lead to reproduction, standardization, and forced universalities, rather than the critical and innovative pedagogy they intend. This article engages with reflection through both the metaphor and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Myers, Kayla D.; Bridges-Rhoads, Sarah; Cannon, Susan Ophelia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Reflection is, no doubt, useful for shifting thinking, knowing, and doing. Indeed, many have felt its benefits. In this article, we wonder how reconceptualizing reflection with poststructural theories of subjectivity might disrupt some of the long-held assumptions that can produce resistance to reflective practices. We caution readers, though,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep; Perkins, Kelley – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Drawing from sociocultural theories of learning and literature on reflection in educational contexts, this article describes reflective practices as a meaning-making and action engine to support early childhood education practitioners' professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. We argue that the process of reflection requires a differential…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education
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Wright, Travis – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Drawing on an autoethnographic approach, the purpose of this article is to support: 1) teacher educators in thinking about how to mentor sexual minority students as they consider the decision to disclose (or not) their sexual identities in their school placements; and 2) sexual minority students in navigating the decision to disclose (or not)…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Early Childhood Education
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Fowler, R. Clarke – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2016
Two related questions are investigated regarding programs accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). First, to what extent do NCATE-recognized elementary teacher preparation programs, which have been approved by the Association for Child Education International (ACEI), prepare candidates to teach in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Content Analysis, Early Childhood Education
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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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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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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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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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