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Shute, Mary Chaplin – Childhood Education, 2017
The first six years of the child's life are infinitely the most important, as they are the years in which attitudes are being established, habits formed, and character trends largely fixed. This article examines topics such as race relations and prejudice in kindergarten, the role of kindergarten teachers, soldier play in kindergarten and its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Racial Relations
Morgan, Gwen – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2009
As the United States moves toward expanding programs for pre-kindergarten children, leaders in higher education are asking themselves some how-to questions about implementation. This article summarizes nine facts about higher education. One of these facts is the growing demand for teachers qualified with a bachelor's degree in Early Care and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Academic Degrees
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Liebovich, Betty J.; Matoba Adler, Susan – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2009
Teacher education programmes in the United States and in England with early childhood certification usually include courses with topics such as early childhood theory and curriculum, child development, model programs, and history of early childhood education but less often include courses with content focused specifically on advocacy. This article…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Ledoux, Michael W.; McHenry, Nadine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Programs of professional development for preservice teachers of young children in the United States attempt to align their program goals and candidate performances to The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI), and their particular state standards. In addition they…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Understanding Our Gifted, 2004
During the summer and on weekends, it is not unusual to see many children, the youngest holding their parents' hands, walking to classes amongst the beautiful landscaping and old buildings of Northwestern University on Lake Michigan's shores in Evanston, Illinois. The Center for Talent Development (CTD) has been offering services and programs to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Institutional Mission, Special Programs