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ERIC Number: EJ747271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Electronic Portfolio Adoption for Teacher Education Candidates
Ledoux, Michael W.; McHenry, Nadine
Early Childhood Education Journal, v34 n2 p103-116 Oct 2006
Programs of professional development for preservice teachers of young children in the United States attempt to align their program goals and candidate performances to The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI), and their particular state standards. In addition they attempt to teach candidates to be knowledgeable and reflective practitioners who use the best practices in their field. This article will address one university's attempt to adopt this process and utilize electronic portfolios. The article will include examples of course objectives, standards, rubrics, and candidate performances interwoven through program matrices in order to insure the proper delivery of instruction while maintaining flexibility and creativity. It is hoped that the article will foster discussion about the strengths and challenges of accountability and academic freedom in preparing candidates in early childhood education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States