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ERIC Number: EJ930451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Turning College Students into Leaders in Early Childhood Education--Part 2: Connecting with Today's Students
Young Children, v66 n3 p68-71 May 2011
Early childhood professionals develop skills and acquire knowledge in colleges and universities, but they also benefit greatly from the personal connections they make as students. Faculty members mentor and support students as they grow in their knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Student-faculty relationships give both parties opportunities to explore, discuss, and build on their experiences. "Mentoring is not only a way to develop a relationship that helps the mentee grow, it is also a fantastic opportunity for the mentor to grow and learn and to question and modify his or her own teaching and thinking," says Mary K. Jamsek, master teacher at the Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. Campus early childhood clubs provide an ideal setting for students to build such relationships with faculty members. This article discusses the benefits of early childhood clubs to students and faculty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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