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ERIC Number: EJ811443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Breaking Down Barriers for 1st-Year Teachers: What Teacher Preparation Programs Can Do
Brashier, Allison; Norris, Elizabeth
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v29 n1 p30-44 Jan 2008
A developmentally appropriate learning environment for young children is vital for successful learning. However, implementing developmentally appropriate practices can be a challenge for 1st-year teachers because of the pressures of standardized testing. The purpose of this study was to examine the struggles teachers encounter in implementing developmentally appropriate practices in their 1st year and to identify what helped them overcome those obstacles. We conclude with several ideas for teacher preparation programs as well as suggestions for 1st-year teachers. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A