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Myers, Casey Y.; Smith, Kylie A.; Tesar, Marek – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Despite the ubiquity of reflective practice in education, mandating reflective processes within sanctioned frameworks is inherently problematic, as it may lead to reproduction, standardization, and forced universalities, rather than the critical and innovative pedagogy they intend. This article engages with reflection through both the metaphor and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Flores, Belinda Bustos; Casebeer, Cindy M.; Riojas-Cortez, Mari – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Given increasing numbers of young culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CLD) children across the United States, it is crucial to prepare early childhood teachers to create high-quality environments that facilitate the development of all children. The Early Childhood Ecology Scale-Revised (ECES-R) has been developed as a reflective tool to help…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Measures (Individuals), Ecology, Factor Analysis
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Flannery Quinn, Suzanne M.; Schwartz, Kimberly – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
This research examines the perceptions of early childhood preservice teachers in relation to earning the techniques of pedagogic documentation with young children. Data sources are preservice teachers' written responses to questions related to using technologies associated with pedagogic documentation such as photography and video recording, as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Photography, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Szecsi, Tunde; Hardin, Belinda J.; Koo, Ramsey D. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2007
This cross-cultural study examines early childhood professionals' perceptions of their social status, working conditions, and public appreciation in seven countries/territories: Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Mexico, Peru, and the United States of America. One hundred eighteen participants, consisting of preschool and elementary school…
Descriptors: Social Status, Early Childhood Education, Psychologists, Children
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Fromberg, Doris Pronin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
The political, economic, social, equity, and historical influences on the status of kindergarten education and early childhood teacher education in the United States are discussed. There are many sources of data that create a picture of the diverse programs, resources, and opportunities that kindergarten children experience, including the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Luo, Nili; Gilliard, Jennifer L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
To effectively teach young children, early childhood teachers must be prepared to collaborate with families of diverse backgrounds. Studying the unique cultural contexts of children and families in American early care and education programs and communities will offer early educators information needed to develop empathy for the families with whom…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Empathy
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Hoot, James; Szente, Judit; Tadesse, Selamawit – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
This article extends concerns of our National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) membership beyond the borders of the United States to the continent of Africa. Specifically, it explores the current status of early childhood teacher education in one of the poorest nations of the world--Ethiopia. It includes an analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Associations
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Hatch, Amos; Greer, Tiffany; Bailey, Karyn – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
This article describes how preservice teachers accomplish and write up action research projects as part of their teacher preparation at one university in the United States. The paper is divided into four major sections. In the first section, the instructor describes how teacher research is introduced to teacher education students and how they are…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Research Projects, Action Research, Student Developed Materials