ERIC Number: EJ1208021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing Preservice Teachers' Sensitivity and Confidence: A Service-Learning Experience at a Homeless Shelter
Park, Sungok Reina; Lee, Guang-Lea; Hoot, James L.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v40 n1 p31-43 2019
This article describes how early childhood preservice teachers can develop sensitivity toward and confidence in working with children who are homeless through a service learning project. The 14 weeks intervention provided an opportunity for undergraduate early childhood teacher candidates to gain real-life experience working with among the most vulnerable of all children--those who are homeless. Results of this project suggest that through implementing art integrated literacy activities with children in a homeless shelter, teacher candidates alter their deficit views of homelessness and at the same time develop confidence in their ability to work with homeless children and their families.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Service Learning, Homeless People, Emergency Shelters, Empathy, Caring, Early Childhood Education, Undergraduate Students, Children, Practicums, Cultural Awareness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education
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