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Yoon, Jiyoon; Martin, Leisa A. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Previous research studies in early childhood teacher education have indicated that teacher candidates are not adequately prepared to demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to teach science to all children including culturally and linguistically diverse students. To address this issue, the researchers provided 31 early childhood teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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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
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Fedorov, Alexander; Levitskaya, Anastasia; Camarero, Emma – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
The article analyzes the results of the international experts' survey regarding the curriculum of media literacy education, which was administrated by the authors in September-October 2015. The expert panel includes specialists actively involved in the real process of media literacy education in schools, universities and other educational…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Literacy Education, Expertise, Surveys
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Rakap, Salih; Parlak-Rakap, Asiye; Aydin, Burak – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Inclusion of young children with disabilities into general education classrooms is a common practice that has been implemented for many years in developed countries around the world and many developing countries have been creating and implementing laws and regulations to support inclusive education in early years. Although extant literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Araceli; Rico-Romero, Luis; Gómez Guzmán, Pedro – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2015
Introduction: In this paper, Spanish future primary teachers' pedagogical knowledge of numbers and operation, as revealed through their results in the TEDS-M ("Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics"), is compared with that of two other groups. The first group are the future primary teachers of other OECD countries that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Number Concepts, Preservice Teachers
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Go, Youngmi; Kang, Jinju – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it investigates the self-images of science teaching held by early childhood pre-service teachers who took constructivism early childhood science education courses. Second, it analyzes what aspects of those courses influenced these images. The participants were eight pre-service teachers who took these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Concept
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Ross, Susan M. – Quest, 2013
The "National Physical Activity Plan", as well as professional and government agencies (NASPE, 2008a; US Department of Health and Human Services, 2000) acknowledge pre-kindergarten (pre-K) children should be part of comprehensive school physical activity initiatives anchored in quality physical education programming. These…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activity Level
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Gentry, Ruben – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
By not properly addressing economic issues, health care, and educational needs, the United States of America was on the verge of financial collapse and people had to choose between having food or medicine. President Barack Obama emerged with a broad-based plan of change for the country which impacts every major sector of society. He wants peace to…
Descriptors: Presidents, Agenda Setting, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Shao, Kun; Tamashiro, Roy – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2013
In studies conducted in the USA, teacher dispositional factors such as enthusiasm, professional esteem and learning motivation often emerge as the most significant variables affecting student learning and achievement from the primary grades through higher education. Do these factors play as significant a role in student learning and achievement in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Differences
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Worch, Eric A.; Li, Lan; Herman, Terry L. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
Although research on the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) with science instruction has identified significant benefits to students and teachers, K-12 teachers tend to underutilize ICT in their science instruction. This study used a quasi-experimental design to measure preservice early childhood teachers' attitudes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Self Efficacy, Children, Control Groups
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Binks-Cantrell, Emily; Washburn, Erin K.; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Hougen, Martha – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2012
The Peter Effect (Applegate & Applegate, 2004) claimed that one cannot be expected to give what one does not possess. We applied this notion to reading teacher preparation and hypothesized that teacher educators who do not possess an understanding of basic language constructs would not prepare teacher candidates with an understanding of these…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Carreon, Joe – Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, 2011
This article presents an interview with Juan Sepulveda. Sepulveda was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the position of Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics on May 19, 2009. In this capacity, Sepulveda is responsible for directing the efforts of the White House Initiative in…
Descriptors: Community Development, Educational Attainment, Educational Quality, Hispanic American Students
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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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Hatfield, Bridget E.; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer – NHSA Dialog, 2011
This study describes the development and implementation of a college course intended to promote effective teacher-child interactions within the early childhood education setting. One hundred forty-nine early childhood teachers participating in a randomized control trial with the National Center for Research in Early Childhood Education (NCRECE)…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Reading Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Implementation
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