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ERIC Number: EJ989740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Making Visible Teacher Reports of Their Teaching Experiences: The Early Childhood Teacher Experiences Scale
Fantuzzo, John; Perlman, Staci; Sproul, Faith; Minney, Ashley; Perry, Marlo A.; Li, Feifei
Psychology in the Schools, v49 n2 p194-205 Feb 2012
The study developed multiple independent scales of early childhood teacher experiences (ECTES). ECTES was co-constructed with preschool, kindergarten, and first grade teachers in a large urban school district. Demographic, ECTES, and teaching practices data were collected from 584 teachers. Factor analyses documented three teacher experience constructs: Teacher Efficacy, Job Stress, and School Support. Findings showed differences in teaching practices based on ECTES dimensions in hypothesized directions. Teachers experiencing higher levels of stress spent less time teaching literacy and numeracy and interacting with parents, whereas teachers experiencing higher levels of efficacy spent increased time teaching both cognitive skills and social-emotional skills and communicating with parents. Analyses of program differences in these measures showed that first grade teachers reported the highest level of stress and that kindergarten and Head Start teachers were more likely to feel efficacious than were first grade teachers or other preschool teachers in child care settings. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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