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Eckhoff, Angela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article documents a collaborative project involving preservice early childhood education students' development of inquiry-based learning experiences alongside kindergarten students within a science methods course. To document this project, I utilized a multiple methods approach and data included classroom observations, transcripts from lesson…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Methods Courses
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Mischo, Christoph – Professional Development in Education, 2015
The transition from education to work is a challenge for early childhood teachers. In this study, competence self-ratings of 348 German early childhood teachers were investigated one year before, at the end of and four months after early childhood teacher education at universities and vocational schools. Perceived competence was assessed by means…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Competencies
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Bagakis, George; Balaska, Georgia; Komis, Vassilis; Ravanis, Konstantinos – Science Education International, 2006
The present article presents the results obtained from a research on Science Education ideas, practices, and needs of pre-primary teachers in Greece. A questionnaire was administrated to a sample of 130 pre-primary school teachers, and the data was analyzed through Multiple Correspondence Analysis. The results show that there are separate groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Questionnaires, Science Instruction