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Yamauchi, Lois A.; Im, Seongah; Mark, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This study investigated the influence of professional development on 20 preschool teachers' use of instructional conversations in classrooms for 2- to 5-year-old children. Instructional conversation is a small group discussion that builds on children's prior knowledge to assess and assist conceptual understanding. Over a 3-year period, the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Speech Communication, Video Technology, Group Discussion
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Davies, Sharon; Trinidad, Sue – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This article provides an overview of the Australian Federal Government initiatives in the area of early childhood with regard to the provision of early childhood education and care. These changes have influenced a Western Australian university to develop an innovative birth to 8 years preservice educator education curriculum. Using an ecological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Public Policy, Early Childhood Education
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Deutsch, Francine M.; Riffin, Catherine A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Underpaid and overworked, preschool teachers face multiple barriers in pursuing higher education. In the present study, we explored how logistical and financial barriers hinder early childhood education teachers and teacher's aides from taking college courses, as well as how academic self-concept and social support influence current enrollment.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Academic Aspiration, Reentry Students
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Bruder, Mary Beth; Dunst, Carl J.; Wilson, Cristina; Stayton, Vicki – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
The preservice and in-service predictors of 1,668 Part C early intervention and Part B(619) preschool special practitioners' perceived self-efficacy beliefs are reported. The preservice variables were type of degree (discipline), years of formal postsecondary education, licensure, and participants' judgment of how well their preservice training…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Special Education Teachers, Predictor Variables
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Kim, Jinhee – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This study investigated views about children experiencing homelessness held by preservice teachers in an early childhood education program. Thirteen early childhood preservice teachers were actively involved in class discussion, reading, doing class assignments, and visiting homeless shelters as community-based field experience. They were asked to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Homeless People, Early Childhood Education
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Avgitidou, Sofia; Pnevmatikos, Dimitris; Likomitrou, Sonia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This study examines preservice teachers' beliefs about childhood in an attempt to see how they may support an active, participatory role for children in early childhood education (ECE). Three hundred sixteen early childhood preservice teachers described childhood characteristics and children's ability for decision-making in a written text. These…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Education
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Lamorey, Suzanne – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
Less than one third of early childhood educators have a bachelor's degree, yet national indicators of high-quality early childhood program standards emphasize the importance of higher education for these practitioners. In order to adequately serve and retain these nontraditional learners as they strive to earn their degrees, teacher education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Teacher Education
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Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda; McLaren, Meridyth; Ward, Sharon; Wong, Eugene – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
High-quality child care is related to children's positive developmental outcomes. One way to increase quality of care is to provide training to child care providers. This study used assessment-based training to determine if overall quality of care in center-based preschools could be enhanced. Participants were recruited from six center-based child…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Administrators
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2013
This study explored whether or not, and how, an on-site and research-teacher community of practice model for professional development addressed the challenges to classroom practices in a Head Start program. Data sources included interviews with teachers, videos of planning and teaching sessions, and the researchers' fieldwork log and reflective…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Communities of Practice, Models, Faculty Development
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Linder, Sandra M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article presents results from a case study analyzing the process of change for early childhood educators as they engage in a semester-long professional development (PD) experience focused on developing a teacher research agenda related to mathematics instruction. During this PD experience, 11 participants (5 second-grade and 6 third-grade…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Action Research
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Lashley, Cynthia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
It is well documented in the literature that relationships influence the lives of young children (birth to second grade). Consequently, it is essential that young children's caregivers and teachers build professional relationships with children's parents, because these relationships influence the children's present and later learning environments…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Educators
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Exposito, Sara; Bernheimer, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article provides a conceptual base for pedagogy that embraces and incorporates the assets of nontraditional students in higher education and advocates for practice that honors and builds on students' cultural and social capital. It describes the challenges and opportunities faced by nontraditional students within institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Social Capital
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Nitecki, Elena – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article examines an extraordinarily successful early childhood education teacher preparation program at an urban 2-year college struggling with retention. The Early Childhood Education Program in this case study is able to maintain a graduation rate that is over four times greater than that of the college average and has a reputation for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Context Effect, Program Descriptions, Teacher Education Programs
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Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Vardell, Rosemarie; Lower, Joanna K.; Cassidy, Deborah J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
The Census Bureau estimates that up to 14 million children under the age of 18 are being raised by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) families. Just as heterosexual families require child care to enable work and want high-quality early childhood education to enhance their children's development, LGBT families experience the same needs…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Schools, Young Children
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Laparo, Karen M.; Maynard, Christine; Thomason, Amy; Scott-Little, Catherine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article describes a video review process for providing feedback to students and documents students' teaching practices using the CLASS in a practicum course and student teaching. Students videotaped themselves in their field-based settings and then met with the course instructors and classmates in small groups to review strengths and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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