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Ucus, Sukran; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Creative school environments use creative approaches in their curriculum, content, and teaching and learning. Considering that creativity is fostered by all elements of educational processes such as teachers, classrooms, and school environments, the purpose of the current study was to explore perceptions of Turkish student teachers in an early…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Freedom of Speech, Freehand Drawing
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Peppler, Kylie; Wohlwend, Karen; Thompson, Naomi; Tan, Verily; Thomas, AnnMarie – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
While circuitry lessons have traditionally been first introduced in late elementary school, they remain challenging conceptually for undergraduates in physics and engineering courses. Seeking to provide a higher quality and earlier introduction to circuitry learning for young children (ages 3-5), this paper investigates the affordances of…
Descriptors: Electronics, Physics, Preschool Education, Nursery Schools
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Tannebaum, Rory P. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative multi-case study is to explore the ways in which preservice teachers seeking either early-childhood or elementary licensure understand their roles and responsibilities in regards to the teaching of religion. Seven participants participated in the study and provided a range of data including -- though not limited to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Nicholson, Julie; Lin, Betty; Maniates, Helen; Woolley, Ristyn; Groves, Michelle Grant; Engdahl, Eric – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This study examines how, if at all, multiple subjects and administrative services credential preparation programs are changing in response to California's newest grade, Transitional Kindergarten (TK). We analyzed interviews from university faculty in early childhood education and credential programs in five institutions of higher education and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Transitional Programs, Kindergarten
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Mihai, Alina; Butera, Gretchen; Friesen, Amber – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: This qualitative study examined how Head Start teachers thought about children's early literacy and how they enacted their thinking in a year-long curriculum reform effort. Data collected included interviews, observations, questionnaires, concept maps, and teachers' reflections on implementation. The results indicated that as…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Case Studies, Preschool Education, Teacher Educators
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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Through a case study, this article sheds light onto generative text sets as tools for developing and enacting critically inclusive early childhood teacher education pedagogies. In doing so, it positions teaching and learning processes as sociocultural, historical, and political acts as it inquires into the use of generative text sets in one early…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Teacher Education
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Koran, Nihan; Avci, Neslihan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigates the behaviours of pre-school teachers working with children aged between 4 and 6 years with regard to their right to participate in classroom activities. In this context, pre-school teacher's negative or positive applications regarding children's participation rights were revealed. Furthermore, preschool teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Participation
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Allgood, Ilene – Religious Education, 2016
Educators today are accustomed to discussing concepts of multiculturalism, race, class, and gender, but when it comes to religion, most new teachers and many seasoned teachers are confounded. This article provides a critical look at the treatment of religion in public education in the United States, and the potential marginalization of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Guler-Yildiz, Tulin; Erturk-Kara, H. Gozde – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
The purpose of the current study is to determine pre-school teachers' opinions about the current applications to promote their professional development and level of readiness to Teaching Partnership system to be constructed through the adaptation of My Teaching Partner-MTP implemented in America to Turkey. My Teaching Partner was planned to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development, Partnerships in Education, Research Methodology
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Pekdogan, Serpil; Kanak, Mehmet – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
In educational environments prepared based on the active learning method, children learn with interest and pleasure, doing and experiencing, and directly through their own experiences. Considering the contributions of the active learning method and the educational environments designed based on it to children's development, it can be said that…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Active Learning, Preschool Education, Preservice Teachers
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Curiel, Emily S. L.; Sainato, Diane M.; Goldstein, Howard – Education and Treatment of Children, 2016
Matrix training is a systematic teaching approach that can facilitate generalized language. Specific responses are taught that result in the emergence of untrained responses. This type of training facilitates the use of generalized language in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study used a matrix training procedure with a toddler…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Language Skills, Toddlers, Autism
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Akcaoglu, Mete; Kale, Ugur – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
Engagement in game design tasks can help preservice teachers develop pedagogical and technical skills for teaching and promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through the design process, preservice teachers not only exercise critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, but also learn about an instructional method to support their…
Descriptors: Games, Educational Games, Computer Games, Preservice Teachers
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Rodríguez-Triana, María Jesús; Martínez-Monés, Alejandra; Villagrá-Sobrino, Sara – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2016
As a further step towards maturity, the field of learning analytics (LA) is working on the definition of frameworks that structure the legal and ethical issues that scholars and practitioners must take into account when planning and applying LA solutions to their learning contexts. However, current efforts in this direction tend to be focused on…
Descriptors: Ethics, Privacy, Instructional Innovation, Higher Education
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Layne, Heidi; Dervin, Fred – Multicultural Education Review, 2016
The argument that teachers should become ethical intercultural teachers is increasingly recognized as legitimate. This article presents a case study in kindergarten teacher education in Finland, a country that has been at the center of global discussions about quality education. The authors question the agenda for studying and teaching in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Kindergarten, Preservice Teacher Education
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