International Portal of Teacher Education

Keyword: Early childhood education
Summary
10.01.2018
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Losing the Whole Child? A National Survey of Primary Education Training Provision for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
This study explores trainers’ approaches to organisation and delivery; levels of confidence in delivery; and wider views on the place of spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) in prima...
Summary
30.11.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Early Childhood Professionals for Relationship-Based Work With Infants
This study aimed to examine the process through which three student caregivers learned to develop relationships with a key infant in the context of an infant practicum course. The results re...
Abstract
13.08.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Working with Practicing Teachers in a High-Stakes Teaching Context to Rethink their Pedagogical Practices with Children of Diverse Backgrounds
This article examined a professional development course within a large urban school district for preKindergarten and Kindergarten teachers. In the course, the teachers were asked to reconcep...
Summary
26.06.2017
Teacher Education Programs
International Field Experience as an Impetus for Personal and Professional Transformation: Through the Lens of Early Childhood Postsecondary Students
This study examined the international field experience of Canadian Early Childhood Education Diploma and Early Childhood Leadership Degree students. The findings indicate that an internation...
Abstract
11.06.2017
Teacher Education Programs
First-Year Practicum Experiences for Preservice Early Childhood Education Teachers Working with Birth-to-3-Year-Olds: An Australasian Experience
The present article reports on a project, “Collaboration of Universities Pedagogies of Infants’ and Toddlers’ Development—‘down under’ (CUPID)". This project evaluated the practicum experien...
Abstract
11.06.2017
Theories & Approaches
What’s Missing in Most of Our Early Childhood Degrees? Focusing More Deeply on Relationships and Learning with Infants, Toddlers, and their Families
This study explored whether early childhood teachers were being prepared in coursework and field experiences to meet Washington state and nationally accepted core knowledge and broad compete...
Abstract
11.06.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Impact of a Statewide Early Childhood Curriculum Enhancement Initiative on Community College Faculty and Paraprofessional Students
In this article, the authors describe the development and implementation of a collaborative initiative between a major urban research university and a state’s community college system and me...
Abstract
11.06.2017
Teacher Education Programs
Grade-level Overlap and Standards Mismatch between Nationally Recognized Programs that Prepare Teachers for Grades PreK–3
This study has two purposes regarding programs accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). First, the study examines what extent NCATE-recognized e...
Abstract
01.06.2017
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Training in Art and Craft: Drawing as a Performative Act
The author has used a performative drawing form to meet the new National Curriculum of Kindergarten Teacher Education, but mostly in order to disclose the importance of a creative process wh...
Summary
19.02.2017
Preservice Teachers
Fieldwork With Infants: What Preservice Teachers Can Learn From Taking Care of Babies
The aim of this study was to add to the research base by examining the impact of fieldwork with infants on the development of three preservice early childhood teachers. The results of this s...
Abstract
02.01.2017
Teacher Educators
Teaching Diversity: A Reflexive Learning Opportunity for a Teacher Educator
This paper reports on a two-year self-study exploring the author's roles and evolving philosophy as an early childhood teacher educator teaching diversity in the US. The author was intereste...
Abstract
02.01.2017
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Multicultural Apprenticeships in Teacher Education
This article aims to explore the theoretical structure of what the authors call multicultural apprenticeships in teacher education. This structure is drawn from decades of scholarship and re...
Summary
27.11.2016
Theories & Approaches
Still Missing? History Chapters in Introductory Early Childhood Education Textbooks From the 1990s to the 2010s
In this article, the authors compare history chapters in recent introductory early childhood education textbooks with those from an earlier study (Prochner, 1998). As in the original analysi...
Abstract
08.11.2016
Assessment & Evaluation
Student Teaching Feedback and Evaluation: Results From a Seven-State Survey
This study surveyed 128 early childhood programs in 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education across seven states. Results indicate that across 2- and 4-year institutions, language and ...
Abstract
08.11.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Practical Difficulties for Early Educators Who Tried to Address Children’s Realities in Their High-Stakes Teaching Context
This article examines the implementation of a professional development course for prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers that asked them to reconceptualize their understandings of their r...
Abstract
07.11.2016
Mentoring & Supervision
The Influence of Student Teachers on the Perspectives of Early Childhood Cooperating Teachers Regarding Early Reading Instruction
The present study was designed to elicit answers to the following two questions: (1) What are the perspectives of early childhood cooperating teachers regarding early reading instruction in ...
Abstract
05.10.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Practice What We Preach: Differentiating Instruction and Assessment in a Higher Education Classroom as a Model of Effective Pedagogy for Early Childhood Teacher Education Candidates
In this paper, two university colleagues present challenges related to meeting a plethora of learner needs in a course with participants from three different programs of study. The authors d...
Abstract
05.10.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Partnered Placements: Creating and Supporting Successful Collaboration Among Preservice Teachers
This paper presents a study of early childhood and elementary preservice teachers’ perspectives on the peer and faculty related factors that contribute to the success (and lack of success) o...
Abstract
31.08.2016
Teacher Education Programs
Teaching Early Childhood Education Students Through Interactive Scenario-Based Course Design
By adopting a scenario-based approach, teacher educators and others designing online environments can help prepare students for the types of challenges they will face in communities and clas...
Summary
22.08.2016
Assessment & Evaluation
Exploring Early Childhood Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices About Preschool Outdoor Play: A Qualitative Study
This case study examined how early childhood teachers’ beliefs and practices influence the function of preschool outdoor play. Teachers’ perceptions about outdoor play included the theme of ...
Summary
03.08.2016
Beginning Teachers
The Impact of Changing Policies about Technology on the Professional Development Needs of Early Years Educators in England
This article explores the pedagogical technology continuing professional development (CPD) needs of early years educators in England. The findings reveal a difference in interpretation of IC...
Abstract
05.06.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Use of Conceptual and Pedagogical Tools as Mediators of Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Self as Writers and Future Teachers of Writing
The goal of the study was to analyze how a writing methods course mediated early childhood preservice teachers (PSTs)’ knowledge of the tools necessary for them to be successful teachers of ...
Summary
06.04.2016
Theories & Approaches
Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Learning of Science in a Methods Course: Examining the Predictive Ability of an Intentional Learning Model
The aim of this study was to identify the factors that help preservice early childhood teachers benefit most from an empirically tested conceptual change orientated instructional interventio...
Abstract
28.03.2016
Instruction in Teacher Training
Investigating the Unit of Study Approach as a Way to Teach Writing to Early Childhood Education Preservice Teachers
In this study, the authors wanted to investigate what early childhood education preservice teachers (PSTs) learn about poetry and the writing process when engaged in a poetry unit of study. ...
Abstract
28.03.2016
Preservice Teachers
Before Student Teaching: How Undergraduate Students in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Programs Describe Their Early Classroom-Based Experience
This study explores how early childhood care and education students describe their early classroom-based experience. Results are presented in terms of how students talk about their experienc...
Summary
16.03.2016
Preservice Teachers
Preschool Teacher Competence Viewed from the Perspective of Students in Early Childhood Teacher Education
The purpose of this article was to explore dimensions of Swedish preschool teachers’ competence from a student perspective . The findings revealed that students’ definitions of preschool tea...
Summary
09.03.2016
Beginning Teachers
Reflective Practice as “Enrichment”: How New Early Childhood Teachers Enact Preservice Values in Their Classrooms
This study followed a cohort of new early childhood teachers from preparation into their first year of teaching, giving voice to their challenges and triumphs, and insight into the elements ...
Abstract
29.02.2016
Assessment & Evaluation
Using Student-Teachers’ Reports of Self-Efficacy to Evaluate an Early Childhood Science Course
This study aimed to evaluate teaching effectiveness in an elective science course, in the Early Childhood Education Department of Athens University in Greece. An enhancement and a worsening...
Abstract
29.02.2016
Assessment & Evaluation
Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA): An Instructor’s Development and Evaluation of an Embedded Signature Assessment in an Early Childhood Literacy Course
This paper describes an assignment piloted in an early childhood literacy class as an embedded signature assessment. The article has three goals: to explain the context that led to the devel...
Summary
17.02.2016
Trends in Teacher Education
Re-envisioning the Role of Universities in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Community Partnerships for 21st-Century Learning
In this article, the authors present a framework for collaborative, field-based early childhood teacher preparation, situating birth-though-grade-12 teacher education in diverse community co...
Summary
03.02.2016
Theories & Approaches
Big Five Personality Traits as Predictors of the Academic Success of University and College Students in Early Childhood Education
This study investigated the effects of the Big Five personality traits on academic success as measured by the final grade and study satisfaction of college and university students in early c...
Abstract
25.01.2016
Theories & Approaches
Influence of Motivation Theory and Supplemental Workshops on First-Time Passing Rates of HBCU Teacher Candidates
The action research methodology for this study reports findings from the performance of 19 Early Childhood Education African American teacher candidates matriculating through a state-approve...
Summary
16.11.2015
Preservice Teachers
Against the Unchallenged Discourse of Homelessness: Examining the Views of Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
This study examines how preservice teachers perceived homelessness and children experiencing homelessness. It focuses on preservice teachers’ experiences with the dominant discourses about h...
Summary
11.11.2015
Theories & Approaches
Supporting Early Childhood Preservice Teachers in Their Work With Children and Families With Complex Needs: A Strengths Approach
The purpose of this article is to examine the possibility of teacher educators using the principles of the Strengths Approach when teaching preservice teachers to enrich the preservice teach...
Summary
04.11.2015
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs About Childhood: Challenges for a Participatory Early Childhood Education?
The purpose of this study is to examine preservice teachers’ beliefs about childhood in an attempt to see how they may support an active, participatory role for children in early childhood e...
Summary
03.11.2015
Preservice Teachers
Early Childhood Teachers Reconstruct Beliefs and Practices Through Reflexive Action
The authors wanted to examine if participating as a cohort in an early childhood graduate program could facilitate the exploration, analysis, and reconstruction of teachers’ beliefs and prac...
Summary
02.11.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
A Comparative Study of Teaching Efficacy in Pre-service and In-service Teachers in Korean Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
The main goal of this study was to investigate the differences between the pre-service and in-service teachers in terms of their levels of teaching efficacy and teaching professionalism. The...
Summary
20.10.2015
Preservice Teachers
Making Sense of a Day in the Woods: Outdoor Adventure Experiences and Early Childhood Teacher Education Students
This study examines the outdoor adventure education experiences of groups of nontraditional university students pursuing degrees and licensure in early childhood education. The findings reve...
Summary
14.10.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teacher Identity Development in the First Year of Teacher Education: A Developmental and Social Psychological Perspective
This study had several goals to: (a) describe the associations between aspects of personal and social identity, generativity, and the development of teacher identity in first year teaching s...
Abstract
08.10.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
Teacher Preparation in Changing Times: One Program’s Journey Toward Re-Vision and Revision
This article aims to describe a major revision process to the early childhood teacher education program at a 4-year university. The authors describe their teacher education program as it was...
Abstract
07.10.2015
Theories & Approaches
What Knowledge is Shaping Teacher Preparation in Early Childhood Mathematics?
This article reports on an analysis of scholarship published over the last 20 years in four journals, which examined the discourse in these journals around mathematical content and instructi...
Summary
07.10.2015
Theories & Approaches
Motivation for Attending Higher Education From the Perspective of Early Care and Education Professionals
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of early care and education professionals working in community-based child care and Head Start centers as to their educational goals;...
Summary
21.09.2015
Preservice Teachers
From Teachers to Students: What Influences Early Childhood Educators to Pursue College Education
In this article, the authors examined factors that facilitate or hinder teachers’ and teacher’s aides’ pursuit of college education. Results revealed that both structural and psychological f...
Summary
20.09.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Predictors of Confidence and Competence Among Early Childhood Interventionists
The purpose of the study was to determine the particular preservice and in-service variables that best explained variations in the participants’ confidence and competence beliefs. The findin...
Summary
20.09.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
The State of Teacher Research in Early Childhood Teacher Education
The goal of this study was to describe the extent to which early childhood teacher educators are informed about, engage in, value, teach about, and collaborate with others in teacher researc...
Abstract
01.09.2015
Preservice Teachers
“Heroic Victims”: Discursive Constructions of Preservice Early Childhood Teacher Professional Identities
This article examines the professional identities preservice early childhood teachers take up and speak into action while participating in classes focused on teaching in child care. Particul...
Abstract
01.09.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Supporting Mentors of Preservice Early Childhood Education Teachers: A Literature Review
This article reviews the literature in order to advocate for future exploration of mentoring support that fosters the mentor’s construction and development of new knowledge, skills, and unde...
Abstract
01.09.2015
Preservice Teachers
“Because Uni is totally Different than What You Do at TAFE”: Protective Strategies and Provisions for Diploma Students Traversing their First Professional Experience Placement at University
This article used a phenomenological approach to understand students’ previous knowledge and experiences as they navigated through their first professional experience unit. The study identif...
Summary
12.08.2015
Professional Development
Exploring a Community of Practice Model for Professional Development to Address Challenges to Classroom Practices in Early Childhood
This study examined whether and how an on-site and research–teacher community of practice model for professional development addressed challenges to classroom practices in a Head Start progr...
Summary
12.08.2015
Trends in Teacher Education
TESOL and Early Childhood Collaborative Inquiry: Joining Forces and Crossing Boundaries
This article describes a collaboration between early childhood education (ECE) faculty and teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) faculty at an urban teacher preparation ...
Summary
29.07.2015
Teacher Education Programs
Results From the Quality Early Childhood Training Program
The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of the Early Childhood Training Program. This program was designed to increase the quality of care offered to children age 0 to 5 in a me...
Abstract
28.07.2015
ICT & Teaching
The Influence Of Technology-Rich Early Childhood Field Experiences On Preservice Teachers
This study was conducted to better understand how preservice teachers’ perceptions of global concepts related to teaching, learning, and technology, were influenced by participation in a tec...
Summary
27.07.2015
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessment Practices and Training Needs of Early Childhood Professionals
This study investigated the current practices and training needs of early childhood professionals in conducting assessment with young children with and at-risk of disabilities. The findings ...
Summary
05.07.2015
Theories & Approaches
Early Care and Education Matters: A Conceptual Model for Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Integrating the Key Constructs of Knowledge, Reflection, and Practice
The purpose of this article is to describe promising practices from a Child and Family Development (CFD) Program within the College of Education at a large, urban university. The authors' go...
Summary
07.06.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Graphic texts - Literacy enhancing tools in early childhood (Book review)
The book Graphic texts - Literacy enhancing tools in early childhood presents the potential contribution of non-verbal graphic texts to the development of children's literacy skills in the b...
Summary
01.06.2015
Preservice Teachers
Identity Expectations in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Preservice Teachers' Memories of Prior Experiences and Reasons for Entry into the Profession
This article examines how prospective teachers link their memories of prior experiences to their reasons for entering the profession. Implications from the study's findings suggest that tea...
Abstract
16.03.2015
Research Methods
Understanding Emotions As Situated, Embodied, and Fissured: Thinking with Theory to Create an Analytical Tool
This article introduces a new analytical tool, a critical performative analysis of emotion (CPAE), that draws upon three theoretical perspectives: emotions as situated, as embodied, and as f...
Summary
15.03.2015
Mentoring & Supervision
Developing Professional Identities through Participation Within a Hybrid Community of Practice: Illustrating the Front-Line Experiences of Four Pre-K Mentor–Teachers
The purpose of this article is to describe a case study explored how a hybrid community of practice comprised of four pre-K mentors and a university program coordinator supported the develop...
Summary
11.01.2015
Instruction in Teacher Training
Noticing and Naming as Social Practice: Examining the Relevance of a Contextualized Field-Based Early Childhood Literacy Methods Course
This study examines what early childhood preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based literacy methods course deemed relevant regarding teaching, literacy, and learning. The authors recogni...
Summary
29.12.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Communities of Practice and Participatory Action Research: The Formation of a Synergy for the Development of Museum Programmes for Early Childhood
The purpose of this study was to integrate the ideas of community of practice and participatory action research. This integration formed by the synergy between a natural history museum and a...
Summary
15.12.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
“Touch It Lightly”: Israeli Students’ Construction of Pedagogical Paradigms About an Emotionally Laden Topic
The purpose of this study is to examine the pedagogical paradigms that preservice teachers construct regarding the teaching of the Holocaust and the identification of trends in the developme...
Abstract
24.11.2014
Theories & Approaches
Preparing Classroom Teachers to Be Cooperating Teachers: A Report of Current Efforts, Beliefs, Challenges, and Associated Recommendations
This article reports on a study which examined the efforts of 62 early childhood teacher education faculty to prepare cooperating teachers to work with preservice teachers. Since the nature ...
Abstract
24.11.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Professional Preparation and Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Appraisals of Natural Environment and Inclusion Practices
This article describes results from a study that examined the relationships between teacher discipline, type of teaching degree, and teacher feelings of preparedness and the self-efficacy be...
Abstract
26.10.2014
Theories & Approaches
The Potential of Communities of Practice as Contexts for the Development of Agentic Teacher Leaders: A Three-Year Narrative of One Early Childhood Teacher's Journey
This article uses an explanatory narrative of participation and transformation across two consecutive early childhood communities of practice to chronicle the evolution of a teacher leader, ...
Abstract
22.09.2014
Theories & Approaches
Beyond the Walls: Conceptualizing Natural Environments as “Third Educators”
This research examined preservice early childhood educators' perceptions of outdoor settings and their intentions to use outdoor settings in their teaching practice. Participants reported re...
Abstract
22.09.2014
Beginning Teachers
“Reality Shock”: New Early Childhood Education Teachers
This article examines the realities of practice for beginning early childhood teachers. The article reports the beginning teachers' views about the issues they faced, their perceptions of pr...
Summary
17.09.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Shifting Sands in the United Arab Emirates: Effecting Conceptual Change for Creativity in Early Childhood Teacher Education
The purpose of this study was to explore conceptions held by student teachers of creativity and to examine conceptual changes they experience during a series of workshops informed by the Con...
Summary
26.08.2014
Theories & Approaches
Early Childhood Teacher Preparation: Essential Aspects for the Achievement of Social Justice
In this article, the author has identified five essential ideas that could serve as underpinnings to support the preparation of early childhood educators: 1. Inquiry and reflection into prac...
Summary
24.08.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing the Next Generation of Early Childhood Teachers: The Emerging Role of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in Teacher Education
This article reports on an interprofessional pilot project. This pilot study engaged 2nd-year, preservice, graduate early childhood education and social work students in an interprofessional...
Summary
04.08.2014
Theories & Approaches
Tying Early Childhood Education More Closely to Schooling: Promise, Perils and Practical Problems
In this article, the author uses the framework of prek-3rd as a vehicle for exploring the implications of more closely linking Early Childhood Education (ECE) and schooling, focusing especia...
Summary
30.07.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Early Childhood Education: Students Through Interactive Scenario-Based Course Design
This article presents a brief overview of scenario-based instruction in Child, Family and Community online course. The results show that student and faculty feedback, as well as student lear...
Summary
21.07.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Creating Inclusive, Literacy-Embedded Play Centers in a Children’s Museum: Connecting Theory to Practice
This article discusses how preservice teachers connected theory to practice in a service learning project that provided an additional field opportunity. Through this experience, teacher cand...
Summary
14.07.2014
Theories & Approaches
Australian Early Childhood Educators: From Government Policy to University Practice
The current 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. R...
Summary
09.07.2014
Theories & Approaches
Research on Early Childhood Teacher Education: Evidence From Three Domains and Recommendations for Moving Forward
The purpose of this article was to illustrate the characteristics, key features, and significant gaps in current Early Childhood Teacher Education (ECTE) research by way of examples from sev...
Summary
01.07.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting Communities of Practice and Parallel Process in Early Childhood Settings
This article presents a qualitative case study, which examined the relationship between conversations during formal collaborative experiences and the actual classroom practice of early child...
Summary
25.06.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Adapting Strategies of Effective Instruction for Culturally Diverse Preschoolers
The purpose of this article is to describe the results of a teacher–teacher educator collaboration focused on adapting the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE)...
Abstract
24.06.2014
ICT & Teaching
Ready for Robotics: Bringing Together the T and E of STEM in Early Childhood Teacher Education
This article reports a study in which 32 early childhood educators participated in an intensive three-day professional development workshop with the goals of: increasing teachers’ knowledge ...
Summary
24.06.2014
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy for Integrating Mathematics and Science: Impact of a Methods Course
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an integrated science and mathematics methods course on preservice early childhood teachers’ efficacy beliefs for integratin...
Abstract
22.04.2014
Preservice Teachers
Coaching Preservice Teachers to Teach Play Skills to Children With Disabilities
This article aims to describe two studies that examined the effects of training and coaching on preservice teachers’ implementation of an intervention focused on teaching play to young child...
Summary
31.03.2014
Beginning Teachers
The Impact of Continuing Professional Development on a Novice Teacher
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the growth and development of a novice teacher participating in a Continuing professional development (CPD) project. Based on the findings ...
Summary
21.10.2013
Research Methods
Explicating the Place of Play: Resolving Dilemmas of Research-to-Practice
The author suggests that educators of preservice teachers begin to employ insights gained from the Gardner’s Five Minds for the Future. In order to show relationships between early childhood...
Summary
20.10.2013
Beginning Teachers
Changes in Understandings of Three Teachers’ Beliefs and Practice Across Time: Moving From Teacher Preparation to In-Service Teaching
The purpose of this article is to illustrate some of the ways the relationship between beliefs and practice developed among three early childhood/elementary teachers across three consecutive...
Abstract
16.09.2013
Research Methods
Improving Educational Aspirations and Outcomes through Community Action Research
This article examines how a community action research approach supported the implementation of an educational support programme for children, parents and local educators. The aim was the cre...
Abstract
15.09.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
How to Teach to the Child When the Stakes Are High: Examples of Implementing Developmentally Appropriate and Culturally Relevant Practices in Prekindergarten
This paper addresses the transformations which have affected the field of early childhood teacher education. The article developed a case study of how three exemplar pre-K teachers met these...
Abstract
10.07.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching All Children: Preparing Early Childhood Preservice Teachers in Inclusive Settings
The authors focus on preparing early childhood and early childhood special education preservice teachers for inclusive settings. The use of inclusive sites for well sequenced and focused fi...
Abstract
19.06.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Listening to Student Concerns: An Instructional Strategy to Expand Student Perspectives
The purpose of this reflective position paper is threefold: to provide teacher educators with three literature-based reasons to share with their students about why it is important to listen ...
Abstract
19.06.2013
Theories & Approaches
Nontraditional Students and Institutions of Higher Education: A Conceptual Framework
The authors provide 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 ...
Abstract
19.06.2013
Theories & Approaches
Teaching Efficacy and Teaching Performance Among Student Teachers in a Jordanian Childhood Education Program
The purpose of this study was to investigate the teaching efficacy of student teachers in the Childhood Education Program at the University of Jordan. Results showed that a third of the stud...
Abstract
19.06.2013
Theories & Approaches
The Culture of Family: How a Model Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Program Navigates a Limited Context
This paper examines an extraordinarily successful early childhood education teacher preparation program at an urban 2-year college struggling with retention. This Early Childhood Education P...
Abstract
19.06.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Building Content and Communities: Developing a Shared Sense of Early Childhood Mathematics Pedagogy
The current 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) experienc...
Summary
17.06.2013
Multiculturalism & Diversity
The Dilemma of Cultural Responsiveness and Professionalization: Listening Closer to Immigrant Teachers Who Teach Children of Recent Immigrants
The authors present an analysis of the teacher interviews which were conducted in five U.S. cities with 50 preschool teachers. These interviews were part of a comparative study in Europe and...
Abstract
12.06.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Critically Redefining and Repositioning Media Texts in Early Childhood Teacher Education: What If? And Why?
The authors describe a semester-long qualitative study in which a teacher educator engaged preservice teacher educators in critically reading the texts and contexts of media, while simultane...
Abstract
29.05.2013
Theories & Approaches
Knowledge Orientations of Prospective Early Childhood Teachers: A Study of Students' Scientific Versus Subjective Orientations in Teacher Education Courses in Germany
The authors explored prospective early childhood teachers' orientations to scientific knowledge and to research. In a latent profile analysis, two types of orientation profiles could be iden...
Abstract
28.05.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing Teachers' Classroom Interactions: A Description of a Video Review Process for Early Childhood Education Students
The authors describe a video review process for providing feedback to students and documents students' teaching practices. The authors used the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) in...
Abstract
28.05.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
“The Changers and the Changed”: Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Work With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families
This article is aimed to examine the learning process and transformation of early childhood teacher education students in a course on family equity. The authors present the findings the disc...
Summary
22.05.2013
Teacher Education Programs
Implementation of a Course Focused on Language and Literacy Within Teacher–Child Interactions: Instructor and Student Perspectives Across Three Institutions of Higher Education
This study examined the implementation of a standardized course combining content related to effective teacher–child interactions and language and literacy across three institutions of highe...
Abstract
22.04.2013
Preservice Teachers
Bridging the Gap Between Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Cultural Values, Perceptions of Values Held by Scientists, and the Relationships of These Values to Conceptions of Nature of Science
This study examined preservice teachers’ views of their own cultural values, the cultural values they believed scientists hold, and the relationships of these views to their conceptions of n...
Abstract
28.01.2013
Instruction in Teacher Training
Performance: A Strategy for Professional Development in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation
The goal of this paper is to propose performance as a creative instructional strategy to convey complex competencies related to understanding and working effectively with families in early c...
Abstract
23.01.2013
Preservice Teachers
Preparing Teachers for Inclusion: Jordanian Preservice Early Childhood Teachers' Perspectives
The purpose of this study was to examine Jordanian preservice early childhood teachers' attitudes toward inclusion and the adequacy of their current preparation for implementing inclusion. T...
Abstract
23.01.2013
Preservice Teachers
Knowledge and Attitudes of Early Childhood Preservice Teachers Regarding the Inclusion of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
The purpose of this study was to explore preservice teachers' knowledge and attitudes towards children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their inclusion in general education classroom...
Abstract
30.12.2012
Preservice Teachers
Can I Teach English to Children? Turkish Preservice Teacher Candidates and Very Young Learners
This study aimed to examine the differences in attitudes of teacher candidates before and after their short-term teaching experience with very young learners (VYL) of English. The findings s...
Abstract
30.12.2012
Preservice Teachers
Their Portfolios, Our Role: Examining a Community College Teacher Education Digital Portfolio Program From the Students' Perspective
In this article, the authors describe an implementation of digital portfolio development for all of the preservice early childhood educators registered in the infant-toddler and preschool–ea...
Abstract
30.12.2012
Preservice Teachers
Is Music an Active Developmental Tool or Simply a Supplement? Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About Music
The current study examines early childhood preservice teachers' beliefs about the importance of music in early childhood. The paper also explores factors that influencing those beliefs. The...
Abstract
30.12.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Validation of the Early Childhood Ecology Scale-Revised: A Reflective Tool for Teacher Candidates
The authors argue that it is crucial to prepare early childhood teachers to create high-quality environments that facilitate the development of all children. The Early Childhood Ecology Scal...
Abstract
27.12.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Case-Based Instruction in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation: Does It Work?
The current study compared the child development content knowledge gains of two classes of undergraduate preservice early childhood teachers. Some of the preservice teachers taught child dev...
Abstract
27.12.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Master's Programs in Israeli Colleges of Education: A New Learning Opportunity in Early Childhood Education
The goal of this article is to highlight the importance of advanced studies for the professional staff working in the field of early childhood education (ECE). The program is unique in its c...
Summary
24.12.2012
Professional Development
We're All in this Together: Collaborative Professional Development with Student Teaching Supervisors
The current article describes a collaborative professional development experience with student teaching supervisors. The participants were 98 preservice teachers and 16 early childhood super...
Abstract
28.11.2012
Preservice Teachers
Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom: Perspectives of Preservice Teachers
The current study examined how preservice teachers view the nature and role of creativity in light of the complexities of contemporary early childhood classrooms. Findings indicate that the ...
Abstract
27.09.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Combining Family Centeredness and Diversity in Early Childhood Teacher Training Programs
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a master's-level course designed to integrate instruction in family-centered care and diversity responsiveness. The authors aim to...
Abstract
24.09.2012
Preservice Teachers
Sink or Swim: Child Care Teachers' Perceptions of Entry Training Experiences
This study aimed to explore child care teachers' perceptions of their initial preservice and in-service training experiences. Eighteen child care teachers working in six for-profit centers w...
Abstract
23.09.2012
Preservice Teachers
The Multiple Meanings of Play: Exploring Preservice Teachers' Beliefs About a Central Element of Early Childhood Education
This study investigates preservice teachers' beliefs about what constitutes play. Research for this study focused on 7 preservice teachers enrolled in an early childhood through Grade 4 prac...
Abstract
23.09.2012
Preservice Teachers
Examining the Challenges Early Childhood Teacher Candidates Face in Figuring Their Roles as Early Educators
The current paper examines how three early childhood teacher candidates' figured conceptions of themselves as early educators evolve in high-stakes classrooms and teacher education environme...
Abstract
30.08.2012
Preservice Teachers
Challenges and Inspirations: Student Teachers' Experiences in Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms
The current study explores the potential challenges and learning opportunities that self-contained settings offer early childhood special education teachers in training. The participants wer...
Abstract
30.08.2012
Professional Development
Evaluation of Teachers’ Continuing Training in the Early Childhood Education Sector in Spain
The current paper presents the results of an evaluation of the continuing training received by teachers in the preschool educational sector in Spain. The authors examine factors such as cult...
Abstract
21.08.2012
Professional Development
Leading Professional Learning in Schools: Emotion in Action
This article reports on a study which sought to understand the experience of teachers who have responsibility for leading professional learning in their schools. The first part of the articl...
Summary
03.07.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Learning to Laugh: A Portrait of Risk and Resilience in Early Childhood
In this article, the author describes his work with Goddess, a sixteen-month-old child who has never laughed. The author was assigned to work in her classroom as part of his clinical interns...
Summary
09.05.2012
Teacher Education Programs
Early Childhood Teacher Education: Historical Themes and Contemporary Issues
In this article, the author situates contemporary issues in early childhood teacher education within the historical context of the kindergarten movement in the U.S. The author frames the dis...
Summary
09.05.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Beliefs About Classroom Practices and Teachers’ Education Level: An Examination of Developmentally Appropriate and Inappropriate Beliefs in Early Childhood Classrooms
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between teachers’ educational levels and teacher beliefs about practices in early childhood classrooms. The authors examined dif...
Abstract
22.04.2012
Professional Development
Building Family Partnerships: The Journey From Preservice Preparation to Classroom Practice
The current study reports the relationship of an undergraduate course in family and community relations to the teaching practices of 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-year elementary and early childhood e...
Abstract
22.04.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Early Childhood Teacher Learning Through a Professional Development School Program in Hong Kong
This article explores the growth and development of two kindergarten teachers after their school participated in a PDS in Hong Kong.
Abstract
18.04.2012
Teacher Educators
Confirming Chanclas: What Early Childhood Teacher Educators Can Learn From Immigrant Preschool Teachers
Interviews conducted study with dozens of preschool teachers in multiple U.S. cities, as part of Children Crossing Borders study, revealed a specific immigrant teacher critique of typical En...
Abstract
18.04.2012
Preservice Teachers
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Pedagogic Documentation Techniques in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation
The current research examines the perceptions of early childhood preservice teachers in relation to earning the techniques of pedagogic documentation with young children. The participants we...
Summary
28.03.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Evolution of Mathematical Beliefs: A Case Study of Three Pre-K Teachers
In this case study, the researcher investigated three pre-K teachers’ perceptions of mathematics curriculum at their school in west Alabama. Three themes emerged from the data (a) math resou...
Abstract
12.03.2012
Preservice Teachers
Perceptions of Preservice Early Educators: How Adults Support Preschoolers' Social Development
The current study looks at the perceptions of preservice early educators in regards to their understanding of preschoolers' social and antisocial behaviors. This study examines early educato...
Abstract
07.03.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Early Childhood Teacher Education: The Case of Geometry
In this article, the authors build a case for the importance of geometry and spatial thinking. The authors conclude that research-based models hold the potential to make a significant differ...
Abstract
07.03.2012
Instruction in Teacher Training
Artefacts and Utilization Schemes in Mathematics Teacher Education: Place Value in Early Childhood Education
The purpose of this study is to report on tasks given in a four-session workshop for 27 prospective pre-primary and primary school teachers in Italy. In this workshop, the use of artefacts i...
Abstract
06.02.2012
Professional Development
From Preschool Teachers’ Professional Development to Children’s Knowledge: Comparing Sets
This paper describes the professional development program Starting Right: Mathematics in Preschools. The article demonstrates how engaging preschool teachers with challenging tasks may promo...
Summary
05.01.2012
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessing, Teaming, and Reflecting: Student Outcomes From Participating in a Play-Based Assessment
This paper describes the logistics and process to conduct a play-based assessment (PBA) within the context of an early childhood special education (ECSE) assessment course required for earl...
Summary
23.08.2011
ICT & Teaching
Using Videoconferencing Technology to Enhance Classroom Observation Methodology for the Instruction of Preservice Early Childhood Professionals
This study describes a project which its purpose was to test a technologically enhanced approach to the classroom instruction of preservice teachers and pre-professional daycare providers to...
Abstract
26.07.2011
Theories & Approaches
Recognizing Different Kinds of “Head Starts”
In this paper, the authors consider how the National Early Literacy Panel’s decision to focus on identifying precursors to “conventional” literacy skills shaped the conclusions drawn, and ta...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Theories & Approaches
Lessons From My Mother: Reflections on the National Early Literacy Panel Report
In this review, the author focuses on the inclusion criteria for the selection of studies in the National Early Literacy Panel report. The author argues that the interpretation of early lite...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Advancing Early Literacy Learning for All Children: Implications of the NELP Report for Dual-Language Learners
In this article, the authors examine the implications and limitations of the National Early Literacy Panel report on the early care of young children who are dual-language learners. The aut...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Recasting the Role of Family Involvement in Early Literacy Development: A Response to the NELP Report
In this article, the authors argue that the findings from the National Early Literacy Panel report related to parent involvement and family literacy programs require further clarification. B...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
The NELP Report on Shared Story Reading Interventions (Chapter 4): Extending the Story
The authors discuss the 19 individual studies included in chapter 4 of the report of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP). The authors offer more nuanced conclusions than the report’s a...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Speaking Out for Language: Why Language Is Central to Reading Development
The authors argue that although the National Early Literacy Panel report provides an important distillation of research, the manner in which the data are reported underrepresents the importa...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Trends in Teacher Education
National Reports in Literacy: Building a Scientific Base for Practice and Policy
In this article, the authors examine the National Early Literacy Panel report. The authors explore the report from two complementary vantage points: (a) the historical tradition of research ...
Abstract
05.07.2011
Trends in Teacher Education
The National Early Literacy Panel: A Summary of the Process and the Report
The current paper summarizes Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel, which was published in 2008. That report provides an extensive meta-analysis of approxima...
Abstract
10.05.2011
Teacher Education Programs
Reflection Through Narrative: The Power of Narrative Inquiry in Early Childhood Teacher Education
The current paper discusses the value of narrative for conceptualizing and promoting teacher research and inquiry in early childhood teacher education. This paper provides an overview of ess...
Abstract
10.05.2011
Preservice Teachers
Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Constructions of Becoming an Intentional Teacher
The purpose of this study was to determine, through qualitative teacher research, how the teacher preparation program can better prepare preservice teachers to develop, make, and implement i...
Summary
10.05.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using the Reggio Exhibit to Enrich Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of How Children Construct and Represent Knowledge
The purpose of this study was to qualitatively analyze changes in teacher candidates' perceptions about how children construct and represent knowledge following repeated visits to “The Wonde...
Summary
10.05.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Promoting Professionalism in Infant Care: Lessons From a Yearlong Teacher Preparation Project
The goals of this study were two-folded: (1) to examine the effectiveness of student-led teacher research as a vehicle for strengthening preservice teachers' preparation to form relationship...
Abstract
26.04.2011
Instruction in Teacher Training
Effects of Video Interaction Guidance on Early Childhood Teachers
This article describes an experimental study showed that a video feedback intervention improved the interaction skills of early childhood education and care teachers. The teachers who had re...
Summary
17.04.2011
Theories & Approaches
Preparing Early Childhood Educators for Global Education: The Implications of Prior Learning
This article investigates the prior learning of pre-service early childhood education students in the area of global education, a new curriculum initiative in Australian schools. 65 teacher ...
Abstract
22.03.2011
Theories & Approaches
'I Understood the Complexity within Diversity': Preparation for Partnership with Families in Early Childhood Settings
The current article reports on the experiences of student teachers who undertook a community placement in order to interact with children and families outside their normal range of teaching ...
Summary
22.03.2011
ICT & Teaching
A Tablet Computer for Young Children? Exploring Its Viability for Early Childhood Education
The current study explored the viability of tablet computers in early education. The authors first investigated the ease with which preschool children become acclimated to the tablet technol...
Abstract
01.03.2011
Research Methods
Re(con)ceiving Young Children's Curricular Performativity
In the present article the author works (as) rhizome, bringing the imaginaries becoming and milieu into an early childhood curriculum conversation towards perturbing conventional, entrenched...
Abstract
01.03.2011
Research Methods
Animating Classroom Ethnography: Overcoming Video-Fear
The current article addresses the use of video in classroom research. In failing to interfere with the everyday banality of the normal child, research colludes with the production of exclusi...
Abstract
04.01.2011
Mentoring & Supervision
“We're Not Just Interested in the Work”: Social and Emotional Aspects of Early Educator Mentoring Relationships
The current study examines the processes by which early childhood educators and their mentors negotiated the social and emotional aspects of their working relationships. The participants wer...
Abstract
28.11.2010
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Teacher Effects and the Achievement Gap: Do Teacher and Teaching Quality Influence the Achievement Gap Between Black and White and High- and Low-SES Students in the Early Grades?
In this study, the authors explore the extent to which specific aspects of teacher quality and teaching quality influence mathematics achievement growth and the achievement gap between Whit...
Summary
26.10.2010
Teacher Education Programs
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Preparing Early Intervention Professionals: A University and Community Collaborative Initiative
The purpose of this article is to describe a university-community collaborative initiative that provided an interdisciplinary approach to personnel preparation. Twelve students from various ...
Abstract
19.09.2010
Preservice Teachers
The Relationship Between Preservice Early Childhood Teachers’ Cultural Values and their Perceptions of Scientists’ Cultural Values
The current article describes research that compares preservice early childhood teachers’ cultural values and the values they believe are held by scientists. Using the Schwartz Values Invent...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Teacher Educators
Tale of Two Talents: How Two Early Childhood Teacher Educators Use Peer-Reflection to Examine Their Practices
The purpose of this article is to examine how college professors prepare their lessons for class. Two highly effective teachers engaged each other in peer-reflection as they explored their...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Grappling With Big Ideas: The Process of Program Improvement
This article describes the process for change undertaken by one early childhood teacher preparation program. While the changes were spurred in part by increasing emphases on standards and as...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Fostering Reflection Through Challenging Practica
The current paper describes challenging practicum situations that provided three early childhood education students with leadership opportunities to promote best practices in child care cent...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Education and Medical Professionals Collaborating to Prepare Early Childhood Teachers for Inclusive Settings
This paper describes the first three years of collaboration between a university's early childhood teacher education program and a hospital's program for families of children with special ne...
Abstract
05.09.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Use of Dialogue Journals and Video-Recording in Early Childhood Teacher Education
The current study utilizes students' journaling and video-recording of field experience teaching sessions as vehicles for inquiry into the development of the process of productive reflection...
Summary
31.08.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Raising the Educational Requirements for Teachers in Infant Toddler Classrooms: Implications for Institutions of Higher Education
The purpose of this article is to examine potential challenges to the institutions of higher education that offer early childhood teacher education programs as the enrollment of early childh...
Abstract
01.08.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Missing Pages? A Study of Textbooks for Dutch Early Childhood Teacher Education
A content analysis of the textbooks used in the Dutch early childhood teacher education shows clear inconsistencies with the intended curriculum. Neither the content standards found in the p...
Abstract
01.06.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
An Organizational Perspective on the Origins of Instructional Segregation: School Composition and Use of Within-Class Ability Grouping in American Kindergartens
The authors conduct secondary analyses of national data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study –Kindergarten Cohort to investigate the degree to which the racial and ethnic composition ...
Abstract
25.05.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Early Education Interventions on Cognitive and Social Development
There is much current interest in the impact of early childhood education programs on preschoolers and, in particular, on the magnitude of cognitive and affective gains. To address this issu...
Abstract
09.05.2010
Instruction in Teacher Training
Exploring the Tactfulness of Implementing Play in the Classroom: A Hong Kong Experience
'Learning through play' in early childhood education is widely advocated, but studies show that play is not easily enacted in classrooms. This article examines how one teacher implemented le...
Abstract
09.05.2010
Beginning Teachers
Novice Teachers' Work: Constructing 'Different' Children?
Drawing from a larger study of teacher professional identities, this article explores how two beginning early childhood educators talk about what it means to teach. The article focuses on ho...
Abstract
12.01.2010
Teacher Education Programs
Change Within a Teacher Education Program and Laboratory: A Reflective Commentary
In this article, the authors reflect on the journey of philosophical change and growth from a traditional philosophy to an inquiry-based, Reggio-inspired one that occurred on both levels in ...
Abstract
23.12.2009
Beginning Teachers
Compromise in Collaborating With Families: Perspectives of Beginning Special Education Teachers
This qualitative study evaluated the belief systems and professional practice of program graduates of an early childhood special education teacher preparation program regarding collaboration...
Abstract
28.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Early Intervention Practice and Research in Ontario, Canada: Listening to the Field
The authors describe the political circumstances facing new graduates of early childhood education (ECE) training programs and the discrepancy between the ECE curriculum they are exposed to ...
Abstract
28.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Education in Pakistan: Analysis of Planning Issues in Early Childhood Education
This article focuses on the status of teacher education and early childhood education in Pakistan. It analyzes planning issues in early childhood teacher education by examining education pol...
Abstract
28.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Exploring the Quality of Early Childhood Education in China: Implications for Early Childhood Teacher Education
This exploratory study was designed to measure the quality of early childhood education utilizing the Early Childhood Learning Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) in 40 classrooms in ...
Abstract
27.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Teacher Training for Early Childhood Development and Education in Kenya
This article provides a detailed overview of the current structure and training of early childhood development and education (ECDE) professionals, including pedagogical strategies and curric...
Abstract
27.10.2009
Teacher Education Programs
In-Service Early Childhood Teachers Reflect on Their Teacher Training Program: Reconceptualizing the Case of Cyprus
This article describes a study that examines the views of in-service Early Childhood teachers concerning their teacher training program. Ninety in-service teachers were interviewed and asked...
Abstract
18.10.2009
Preservice Teachers
Electronic Portfolios in Teacher Education: A Case Study of Early Childhood Teacher Candidates
The use of electronic portfolios is increasingly becoming popular in teacher education programs. Whereas many teacher education programs have adopted electronic portfolios in order to meet a...
Abstract
02.07.2009
ICT & Teaching
Interactive Book Reading in Early Education: A Tool to Stimulate Print Knowledge as Well as Oral Language
This meta-analysis investigates to what extent interactive storybook reading stimulates two pillars of learning to read: vocabulary and print knowledge. The authors addressed three research ...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Team Teaching in an Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Program: A Decade of Lessons Learned
The purpose of this paper is to articulate a unique model of program collaboration between early childhood special education and early childhood regular education. This cooperation demonstra...
Abstract
11.06.2009
ICT & Teaching
Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use and Early Childhood Teacher Education
Early childhood teacher education methods classes often emphasize the application of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). In this paper, two contrasting classroom scenarios are provi...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Professional Development
The Impact of an Ongoing Professional Development Program on Prekindergarten Teachers' Mathematics Practices
Mathematics is a natural part of daily life for young children as they explore the world around them. To begin establishing a mathematical foundation, early childhood educators must be knowl...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Assessment & Evaluation
Developing a Data-Driven Assessment for Early Childhood Candidates
This study provides findings on assessments used to determine candidates' knowledge of pedagogy at program entry and exit. The general question this study explored was: What claims can be ma...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Building Cultural Responsiveness in Rural, Preservice Teachers Using a Multicultural Children's Literature Project
The purpose of this study was to describe the qualities of preservice early childhood teacher response to a multicultural children's literature project. Furthermore, the study aimed to evalu...
Abstract
11.06.2009
Trends in Teacher Education
Diverse Field Experiences as a Catalyst for Preparing High Quality Early Childhood Teachers
This article explores the process through which a group of preservice early childhood/early childhood special education students examined their own beliefs about quality teaching and learnin...
Abstract
10.06.2009
Professional Development
Engaging Early Childhood Teachers in the Thinking and Practice of Inquiry: Collaborative Research Mentorship as a Tool for Shifting Teacher Identity
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of participation in a research mentorship team (RMT) on early childhood teachers' professional identities. The participants were 7 early c...
Abstract
10.06.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Lesson Study with Preservice Teachers: Lessons from Lessons
This paper examines a 2-year process of integrating Lesson Study—a form of teacher-led professional development—into an introductory course on the principles of teaching for students majorin...
Abstract
03.06.2009
Professional Development
More than A Shortage of Early Childhood Teachers: Looking Beyond The Recruitment of University Qualified Teachers to Promote Quality Early Childhood Education and Care
In Australia and internationally, government policies aim to increase the supply of early childhood teachers and thus improve the quality of early childhood education and care services. In t...
Abstract
27.04.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Frameworks for Change: Four Recurrent Themes for Quality in Early Childhood Curriculum Initiatives
The article reports on the first phase of a case study that explored how early childhood teachers experience organizational change. In order to promote a change, State government-funded curr...
Abstract
06.04.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using the Integrative Research Project Approach to Facilitate Early Childhood Teacher Planning
One way to help preservice teachers to articulate and advocate their teaching stance is by developing their knowledge, skills, and confidence in their ability to carefully, didactically, and...
Abstract
31.03.2009
Theories & Approaches
Learning through Action: Parallel Learning Processes in Children and Adults
This paper contrasts the active learning processes of children and adults by chronicling a service learning project in the United States. The project included 19 university students impleme...
Abstract
26.03.2009
Instruction in Teacher Training
Situated in School Scripts: Contextual Early Childhood Teaching
The paper presents findings from a qualitative case study of a public Montessori magnet school in the United States. It focuses on two teachers' experiences, identifying how their teaching i...
Abstract
04.03.2009
Teacher Education Programs
Early Childhood Teacher Education in China
The article reviews early childhood teacher education in the People's Republic of China in the past years and raises the issues about teacher's education in the future. The countermeasures a...
Abstract
12.02.2009
Mentoring & Supervision
The Early Childhood Professional Mentoring Group: A Forum for Parallel Learning
The Early Childhood Professional Mentoring Group (ECPMG) was established to develop a forum of support for recent graduates of the authors' university's Masters programs in Early Childhood a...
Abstract
11.02.2009
Teacher Education Programs
The Power and Possibilities of Performative Critical Early Childhood Teacher Education
In this study, the authors found that as new early childhood teachers enter schools, they interact with teacher aides and parents daily. However, the new teachers do not feel prepared for ne...
Abstract
11.02.2009
Professional Development
Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators in Community-Based Child Care Centers
In this study, the staff development opportunities among early childhood educators in community-based, nonprofit child care centers were examined. The data gathered from surveys completed by...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
The Effects of a Teaching Methods Course on Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Beliefs
The article describes the effectiveness of an educational methods course for early childhood education. Based on a constructionist believe teaching principles, 78 of early childhood educati...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Preservice Teachers
Strengthening the Preparation of Early Childhood Teacher Candidates Through Performance-Based Assessments
The article describes a performance based assessment for advancing the learning and evaluation of teacher candidates in an early childhood special education teacher preparation program. Meth...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Research Methods
Preservice Teachers Conducting Action Research in Early Education Centers
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of action research by ten preservice teachers in early childhood from a small university in the West. Their goal was to assess the impac...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Beginning Teachers
Preparing Preservice Teachers for Success in NCLB's Kindergartens: Learning from Experienced Teachers' Strategies for Managing Professional Relationships with Colleagues and Parents
This article presents findings from a recent qualitative study of two veteran kindergarten teachers' challenges on challenges facing kindergarten teachers as a result of No Child Left Behind...
Abstract
04.09.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Poems as Stories—Memories Illuminating the Lives of Experienced Early Childhood Teachers
The article describes experiences on narrative inquiry and memoirs for experienced early childhood educators. The author recounts the steps he took in selecting reading texts and activities ...
Abstract
01.09.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Highly Qualified Kindergarten Teachers: Have They Been Left Behind?
This article summarizes the characteristics of highly qualified kindergarten teachers, of classes which have become replicas of first grade with children sitting at desks completing workshee...
Abstract
01.09.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Documentation Panel: The “Making Learning Visible” Project
The Making Learning Visible project described in this article provides opportunities for teacher candidates to observe children at work and play; formulate questions about what they have see...
Abstract
01.09.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Connecting Writing and Speaking with Linguistically Diverse Teacher Education Students
This article examines the challenge for early childhood teacher education where diverse teachers are sought, but the diverse teachers find it hard to negotiate academic writing in English. T...
Abstract
01.09.2008
Beginning Teachers
Breaking Down Barriers for 1st-Year Teachers: What Teacher Preparation Programs Can Do
The article examines the struggles teachers encounter in implementing developmentally appropriate practices in their 1st year and ways to identify what helped them overcome those obstacles. ...
Abstract
01.09.2008
Beginning Teachers
Agency and Child-Centered Practices in Novice Teachers: Autonomy, Efficacy, Intentionality, and Reflectivity
The article examines definitions of agency in the literature; then we test these definitions against the work of novice teachers to instantiate the concept of agency with concrete examples f...
Abstract
01.09.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Towards collaborative professional learning in the first year early childhood teacher education practicum: issues in negotiating the multiple interests of stakeholder feedback
The article explores data from first tear preservice teachers and supervisors, regarding more collaborative approaches to the first year early childhood education practicum at an Australian ...
Abstract
23.06.2008
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessing pre-service teachers' dispositions: A critical dimension of professional preparation
The article discusses the disposition of preservice teachers in early childhood education. The University of Memphis created a checklist called the Early Childhood Education Behaviors & Disp...
Abstract
17.06.2008
Mentoring & Supervision
The Perceived Significance of the Supervisor, the Assistant, and Parents for Career Development of Beginning Kindergarten Teachers
The study conducted in Israel, explores the beginner kindergarten teachers and their experiences and career issues. Based on semi-structures interviews, with 15 Israeli kindergarten teachers...
Abstract
12.05.2008
Research Methods
Collaborative Action Research and Project Work: Promising Practices for Developing Collaborative Inquiry among Early Childhood Preservice Teachers
A case study of two preservice teachers demonstrated a new approach for merging research and practice in an early childhood education course. Teachers observed a change in the way they parti...
Abstract
08.04.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Educative experiences and early childhood science education: A Deweyan perspective on learning to observe
This study explores elementary professional development at an urban school. Small animals were used for teaching science inquiry processes, particularly the process of observation. The analy...
Abstract
07.04.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Does Creative Drama Promote Language Development in Early Childhood? A Review of the Methods and Measures Employed in the Empirical Literature
This systematic review of the literature synthesizes research from a number of disciplines and provides a succinct distillation of the methods and measures used to study the impact of creati...
Abstract
31.03.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Defining moments: Developing culturally responsive dispositions and teaching practices in early childhood preservice teachers
The study reports on preservice teachers' perceptions of which memorable experiences contributed to shifts in their culturally responsive disposition and teaching practices. The preservice t...
Abstract
02.03.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Listening Journals in Math Methods
The purpose of this teacher action research was twofold: to learn more about preservice teachers' preconceived notions related to listening and to investigate how a listening journal assignm...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Who Cares About Caring in Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs?
The article calls for 'caring' teacher education programs in order to foster the development of care in preservice early education teachers. The ability to care for oneself, others, animals...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
What Does it Mean to be a "Good" Early Childhood Teacher? An Analysis of Themes in Application Essays Submitted to Two Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification Programs
The article describes a content analysis study of preservice students' applications to their education programs. The findings of the applicant essays showed interesting similarities regardin...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Research Methods
The Observation, Documentation, and Shared Reflection Process: Preparing Early Childhood Educators to Teach in Alaska Native Communities
The article describes a study of early childhood teachers in rural school districts in Alaska. The purpose of the study was to provide the teachers with observation skills that would enable ...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Research Methods
Tailoring Case Studies to Fit Early Childhood Teacher Candidates' Needs and Experiences
A research regarding the use of case-based methodology is reviewed in this article. The author maintains that commercial case studies do not meet preservice teachers' needs and experiences. ...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Preparing Teachers to Support Struggling First-Grade Readers
The article provides a report to teacher educators, regarding early childhood literacy methods. The report analysis identifies specific word structures children should know by the end of fir...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
One Authentic Early Literacy Practice and Three Standardized Tests: Can a Storytelling Curriculum Measure Up?
The authors conducted a study to assess the vocabulary and literacy skills of kindergarten and pre-kindergarten children who participated in storytelling curriculum over the course of the sc...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Integrating Katz and Chard's Project Approach with Multicultural Education in the University Classroom
The article describes the engagement of a group of early childhood education candidate in a special approach developed to learn about multicultural education. The opportunity for hands-on ex...
Abstract
27.01.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Honoring Teachers: A World of Perspectives
The article describes a cross cultural study of early education professionals regarding their perceptions of status, working conditions, and public appreciation. The study was conducted in G...
Abstract
26.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Developing an Integrated Play-Based Pedagogy in Preservice Teacher Education: A self-study
This paper reports a self-study of developing an integrated play-based pedagogy in a preservice early childhood teacher education subject about play. It is framed by understandings of play i...
Abstract
24.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
What We Know about Integrating Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs: A Review, a Reminder and a Request
In response to the dramatic changes in programs serving young children with all abilities and children with disabilities, the author has presented a review of research and rationale behind t...
Abstract
24.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Transforming Universal Design for Learning in Early Childhood Teacher Education from College Classroom to Early Childhood Classroom
The article describes studies regarding the application of Universal Design for Learning in early childhood education, which follows teachers from college classroom theory to practice as pre...
Abstract
24.01.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Survivors of the Storm: Teaching in a Post-Katrina World
The article describes an independent reading research project of an early childhood education graduate student, who taught in a school district that was heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina...
Abstract
24.01.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Culture in Early Care and Education Programs on a Native American Indian Reservation
The authors studied the perceptions of early childhood education preservice teachers versus in-service teachers regarding family and community culture on two Indian reservations in Montana. ...
Abstract
23.01.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Learning to Speak with a Professional Voice: Initiating Preservice Teachers into Being a Resource for Parents
Despite the available literature stressing the importance of involving parents in their children's early education, beginning teachers have often expressed that their professional training h...
Abstract
22.01.2008
Teacher Education Programs
Incorporating Character Education into the Early Childhood Degree Program: The Need, and One Department's Response.
The article describes early childhood education goals which help children develop a character that will assist them in interacting with one another and form relationships with peers and othe...
Abstract
22.01.2008
Preservice Teachers
Early Childhood Education Students' Reflections: Volunteering after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
The article describes reflections of student teacher volunteers in shelters, following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The student teachers' comments showed their greater understanding of the ...
Abstract
14.01.2008
Instruction in Teacher Training
Views of Prospective Early Childhood Education Teachers, Towards Mathematics and Its Instruction
This article examines the attitudes of Early Childhood Education student teachers towards mathematics and mathematics instruction. The sample of 52 student teachers consisted of a questionna...
Abstract
09.01.2008
Trends in Teacher Education
Sustaining the Employment of Early Childhood Teachers in Long Day Care: A case for robust hope, critical imagination and critical action
The article addresses the problem of retaining qualified day care teachers in Australia from the point of view of attrition and poor pay. It cites several reasons for attrition, among which ...
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09.01.2008
Multiculturalism & Diversity
Singaporean Early Childhood Teachers' beliefs about Literacy Development in a Multilingual Context
The article examines a study into early childhood education in Singapore regarding language and literacy development, given its importance to subsequent academic achievement. 79 teachers of ...
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