ERIC Number: EJ611831
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Beliefs: The "Whys" behind the "How Tos" in Child Care Classrooms.
Cassidy, Deborah J.; Lawrence, Jennifer M.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v14 n2 p193-204 Spr-Sum 2000
Examined 12 child caregivers' ability to articulate their beliefs concerning teacher practice, and personal and professional influences related to those beliefs. Found that 33 percent of teachers' rationales focused on children's socio-emotional development, 10 percent on cognitive development, and 6 percent on language development. Teachers with 4-year degrees provided twice as many cognitively-focused rationales as teachers with less education. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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