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Reed, Judith – Multicultural Education, 2015
The phenomenon of migration as it is known today must be understood in the larger context of the globalized economy and the "race to the bottom" that characterizes the multinational corporate relationship with the global South. A deeper understanding of the ways in which migration today is rooted in the machinations of the globalized…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees, Neoliberalism
McLachlan, Claire; Nicholson, Tom; Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth; Mercer, Louise; Ohi, Sarah – Cambridge University Press, 2012
Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy teaching and learning. The book explores the continuum of literacy learning and children's transitions from early childhood settings to junior primary classrooms and then to senior primary and beyond. Reader-friendly and accessible, this book equips…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Literacy, Reading Instruction
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Walter, Ofra – Support for Learning, 2010
The purpose of this article is to present early childhood educators, college pedagogical instructors and kindergarten teachers with the idea of using movement education activities as a means of teaching basic concepts in different disciplines. The programme consists of college courses that included the new approach (RRA--Role Reversal Approach) in…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Movement Education, Educational Needs, Young Children
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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
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Heirdsfield, Ann; Davis, Julie; Lennox, Sandra; Walker, Sue; Zhang, Weihong – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
As online environments gain an increasing presence in higher education for both on-campus students and distance learners, there is a need to examine how effective these environments are for student learning. Online environments require essentially different teaching and learning strategies from those used in the traditional face-to-face contexts…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, On Campus Students, Student Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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Fleer, Marilyn; Robbins, Jill – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2007
In many European heritage early childhood education communities cultural-historical theory has become increasingly influential for informing practice. Yet one of the major challenges facing the field has been the slow mobilisation of new theory into practice. This paper reports on a study of 40 early childhood pre-service students as they moved…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Brownlee, Joanne; Chak, Amy – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2007
Twenty-one in-service early childhood students participated in a teaching practicum in Australia as part of the final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Hong Kong. Students spent two weeks visiting a university and early childhood settings in Australia. The university based component of the program included workshops and discussions with lecturing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs
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Aldrich, Jennifer E.; Thomas, Kelli R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
Teacher education programs that want their future teachers to embrace and employee constructivist principles must strive to provide opportunities for teacher candidates to develop an understanding of constructivism. The paper presents a structure for embedding constructivist principles into early childhood and elementary teacher education courses…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Education Courses, Teacher Education Programs