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ERIC Number: EJ757459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
Teacher-Articulated Perceptions and Practices with Families: Examining Effective Teaching in Diverse High Quality Child Care Settings
Shivers, Eva Marie; Howes, Carollee; Wishard, Alison G.; Ritchie, Sharon
Early Education and Development, v15 n2 p167-186 2004
In this research we examined associations among teacher-articulated beliefs and practices about families, teacher background characteristics, and observed teaching practices in programs that served low-income children and families of color. One hundred and fifty four children (50% girls) and their primary teachers from 12 programs in Los Angeles and rural North Carolina participated in this research. These teacher-articulated beliefs about families could be reduced through content coding of interview transcripts into two meaningful groups: (1) perceptions of families and (2) working with families. There were positive associations between teacher articulated practices and teachers' beginning guidance. There were ethnic differences in family practices articulated by the teachers suggesting that practices are rooted within ethnic communities. There were modest associations between articulated practices and perception of families, and when used together to represent teachers' articulated beliefs about families, all were significant contributors to our model predicting effective teaching in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; North Carolina