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ERIC Number: EJ819239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Twelve Characteristics of Effective Early Childhood Teachers
Colker, Laura
Young Children, v63 n2 p68-73 Mar 2008
Ever wonder what draws teachers to the field of early childhood education? Do you have the personal attributes needed? Unlike knowledge or skills, which can be developed, dispositions are personal characteristics involving the socioemotional and spiritual realms, rooted in feelings and beliefs. Colker reviews the literature on teacher characteristics and discusses her own survey of 43 practitioners. She then lists the characteristics that she believes contribute to making early childhood education a good career match for teachers.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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