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Torsteinson, Helene – Online Submission, 2019
According to the national guidelines for kindergarten teacher education in Norway, university campus-based teaching and practical training in in-service kindergartens are two mutually complementary learning arenas that facilitate student professional learning and development. This paper "gives voice" to first-year students regarding…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Experience, Conflict, Foreign Countries
Ohm, Modgun; Hjelle, Kristine – Online Submission, 2019
This paper investigates an institutional practice of the educational conversation that is a part of the undergraduate kindergarten teacher education program at a Norwegian university. The formal goal connected to this practice is to facilitate students coping with their courses of study. Thus, this paper reconstructs the perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study, Kindergarten
Sadownik, Alicja R.; Aasen, Wenche; Jevtic, Adrijana Visnjic – Online Submission, 2019
This article presents Norwegian and Croatian students' perspectives on conditions for their professional growth during undergraduate kindergarten teacher education. The data gathered through focus group interviews are theorized using the cultural-historical wholeness approach that identifies institutional conditions for the development of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Bakken, Yvonne; Carson, Nina; Ohm, Modgun – Online Submission, 2019
This paper reports on student experiences with an interdisciplinary project entitled "The Difficult Conversation", the aim of which was to develop professional competences linked with parental cooperation in heterogeneous social contexts, ethical reflection, pedagogical tact, and judgment skills. Student experiences with the project were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Parents
Temiz, Zeynep; Yilmaz, Simge – Online Submission, 2018
This study aimed to investigate the conditions of pre-school children's school buses. Six pre-service senior pre-school teachers interviewed twelve school bus drivers, and then took four bus rides with children from school to home and made observations while on the bus. The researchers identified three themes based on the literature: safety,…
Descriptors: School Buses, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preservice Teachers
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Yildirim, Bekir; Sahin-Topalcengiz, Emine – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this study was to develop the STEM Pedagogical Content Knowledge Scale (STEMPCK Scale). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted to examine the structural validity of the scale. Exploratory factor analysis of the scale was conducted using data from 443 preservice teachers who were studying to become science teachers,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Measures (Individuals), Preservice Teachers
Özelçi, Serap Yilmaz; Saracaloglu, A. Seda – Online Submission, 2017
This research aims to develop an independent scale that measures the critical thinking attitudes of classroom teacher candidates. The research was designed in a screening model. The universe of the research was composed of 384 prospective teachers who are studying in the education faculty of a university in the western part of Turkey. In the…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Critical Thinking, Test Construction, Preservice Teachers
Özokcu, Osman – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and efficacy for inclusion education. Study participants included a total of 1204 teachers taken from preschool, classroom, subject-matter and special-education departments from schools in four different geographical regions of Turkey. Data were…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Inclusion
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Aksu, Zeki; Kul, Ümit – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study is to adapt the Survey of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Early Childhood Mathematics, developed by Smith (1998), to Turkish. The need for a scale investigating the pedagogical content knowledge of teachers in the field of early childhood education ensures the relevance of the current study. After the translation stage of…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Surveys, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education
Blaškovic, Jelena – Online Submission, 2015
Extracurricular music activities are those performed outside regular and obligatory school programme. Students' aesthetic education is the goal of art extracurricular activities. The point and purpose of these activities is to uphold favourable conditions for the realisation of various cultural-art activities through which the insight into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Nelson, Regena F. – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this study is to develop a service-learning model that increases preservice teachers' knowledge about communities by assisting preschool programs to provide expanded services to low-income families. The researcher interviewed key stakeholders in three preschool programs that vary in the types of family support services and use of…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Low Income Groups
Efthymia, Gourgiotou; Vasiliki, Giannakou; Konstadinos, Christidis – Online Submission, 2012
Land art (or Earth art, or environmental art) refers to an art movement in which landscape and art are linked, and art work is not just placed in nature, but draws from nature. Land art can refer to several interpretations that can be done by anyone and may be combined materials found in nature, such as leaves, fir cones, twigs, pebbles, rocks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
Urban, Mathias; Vandenbroeck, Michel; Lazzari, Arianna; Van Laere, Katrien; Peeters, Jan – Online Submission, 2012
This report presents the findings of a European research project jointly conducted by the University of East London (UEL) and the University of Ghent (UGent). The "study on competence requirements in early childhood education and care" (CoRe) explored conceptualisations of "competence" and professionalism in early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Child Care
Pavlekovic, Margita, Ed. – Online Submission, 2011
In the monograph The Math Teacher (following the Third International Scientific Colloquium Mathematics and Children in 2011), the term "teacher" designates a person who teaches mathematics, and the context of each article reveals whether this implies the teacher at a pre-school institution, a school or a university instructor. In…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Mathematics Education, Action Research, Self Efficacy
Eristi, Suzan Duygu – Online Submission, 2007
The current study focuses on the effectiveness of interactive instruction CDs which was designed for pre-school students. Sixty-seven second grade students who were taking "Computer Teaching in Pre-School Education" at Anadolu University, Education Faculty, Department of Pre-school Education participated in the current study. The data…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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