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Lange, Alissa; Lodien, Lynn; Lowe, Anna – Science and Children, 2019
In this article, a class of preschool children completed a week of lessons on worms in preparation for a visit by real worms. Prior to the real worm visit, the students learned about the bodies of worms. They also learned vocabulary words such as "segments." They documented thoughts and predictions about worms using drawings. Preparing…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Blaisdell, Caralyn; Arnott, Lorna; Wall, Kate; Robinson, Carol – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Young children are often ignored or marginalised in the drive to address children's participation and their wider set of rights. This is the case generally in social research, as well as within the field of Arts-Based Education Research. This article contributes to the growing literature on young children's involvement in arts-based research, by…
Descriptors: Play, Art Education, Puppetry, Creativity
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Rana, Lata; Culbreath, Yvonne – Journal of Pedagogy, 2019
This paper is a reflection on culturally relevant pedagogies of care to achieve more equitable outcomes for diverse cultures within early childhood. The authors are academics at a tertiary institute in Auckland, New Zealand. Our aim is to share our experiences as teachers in a diverse and multi-ethnic city in New Zealand. Authors draw on narrative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Pletcher, Bethanie; Robertson, Phyllis; Sullivan, Maureen – Reading Horizons, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the operations of a sample of university-based reading clinics in order to better understand their functions and practices and to inform the planning for the authors' own clinic. This study was carried out in two phases. In Phase I, the authors conducted Internet searches and contacted knowledgeable…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McIntyre, Laureen J.; Glaés-Coutts, Lena – Educational Action Research, 2018
This article reports on collaborative action research in twelve northern rural and Indigenous communities in four Canadian provinces. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grade one, and Aboriginal Head Start teachers worked with university researchers in three universities to create action research projects with the aim of supporting children's oral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Anderson, Haley; Fees, Bronwyn S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Given urgent need for culturally competent early childhood educators and the strategic encouragement by colleges for students to travel internationally, this analysis focuses on the question: What is the relationship between international experiences and preservice early childhood educators' cultural competence? More specifically, three questions…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Travel
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Aminolroaya, Saeideh; Yarmohammadian, Mohammad H.; Keshtiaray, Narges – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
Today our society needs intelligent and creative people more than ever and in the current situation, the matter of the creativity is one of the most important issues that needs to be addressed, therefore the present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the ways of fostering creativity among 3-6-years-old preschool children. The…
Descriptors: Creativity, Preschool Education, Databases, Teaching Methods