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ERIC Number: EJ899350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
Measuring Early Childhood Teacher Candidates' Conceptualizations of a Culturally Responsive Classroom Ecology
Flores, Belinda Bustos; Riojas-Cortez, Mari
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v44 n2 p4-13 2009
With the increase of Latino preschoolers, it is pressing that early childhood teachers are prepared to create a high quality environment in which all children can succeed. Using the frameworks of cultural responsiveness and classroom management, we developed the Early Childhood Ecology Scale (ECES) as an observational and reflective tool to examine teacher candidates' notions of classroom ecology. We proposed five dimensions: sociocognitive, sociocultural, sociolinguistic, socioemotional, and sociophysical. Reliability and factor indices supported four of the five proposed dimensions. Mean differences are noted between the self-assessment and observational results. (Contains 3 tables.)
University of Houston, College of Education. 442 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204-5026. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A