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ERIC Number: EJ929634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Actions Speak Louder than Words: How Experience and Education Relate to Teachers' Behaviors
Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v25 n1 p11-18 2004
This study explored how background factors are related to teachers' behaviors. Currently, it is unclear what variable most accurately predicts teaching behaviors; experience, general education, or specialized training. The participants in this study were 47 early childhood educators. Teachers were primarily female and all worked with children aged 3-5 years. Teachers had worked with children aged 3-5 years for an average of 7.6 years (range = 0-30 years). Many teachers had training in early childhood. Twenty-nine had majored in early childhood and 26 held early childhood certificates. Teaching actions were assessed with four observational measures via videotape. The results showed that experience was a negative predictor of sensitive behavior and that early childhood certification was a positive predictor of verbalization behaviors. (Contains 2 footnotes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A