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Zhang, Limin; Yu, Shulin – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Although studies on teacher identity have proliferated in recent years, and examinations of the said topic have been conducted under various educational contexts, limited focus has been given to teacher identity in the early childhood educational context. Drawing upon data from semi-structured interviews with five early childhood teachers, this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity
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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Through a case study, this article sheds light onto generative text sets as tools for developing and enacting critically inclusive early childhood teacher education pedagogies. In doing so, it positions teaching and learning processes as sociocultural, historical, and political acts as it inquires into the use of generative text sets in one early…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Teacher Education
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La Paro, Karen M.; Van Schagen, Amy; King, Elizabeth; Lippard, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
High quality early childhood teachers have a wealth of knowledge and use a range of skills in their daily classroom practices, and research has consistently demonstrated the positive influence effective early childhood teachers have on children's development and long-term outcomes. Given the importance of practicum experiences in the development…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Development
Fox, Jillian; Diezmann, Carmel; Lamb, Janeen – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
The aim of this paper is to report on barriers to ICT integration in teaching practices from the perspective of early childhood teachers. Six early childhood teachers from a combined private school in Queensland participated in this study. Individual interviews explored the ICT tools used in early childhood programs and the barriers to integration…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Barriers
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Beers, Courtney – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to propose a framework for the types of practices and ideologies that the most successful clinical-based, early childhood teacher education programs use to prepare their preservice teachers for the profession. Grounded theory methods guided the collection and analysis of data. Participants included…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Han, Sophia; Blank, Jolyn; Berson, Ilene R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this research is to examine how and to what extent preservice teachers (PSTs) who engage in teacher inquiry develop a critical reflective stance towards their teaching practices in early childhood classrooms. As we, a team of early childhood teacher educators, incorporated teacher inquiry into our reformed early childhood teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Inquiry
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Setiawan, Risky – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
This study aims to determine: (1) the intercorrelation between income, experience, and academic qualification with the early childhood education teachers' teaching creativity; (2) to find out the dominant factors that affect the ability of teachers' Creativity in Semarang. This research uses an experimental design with four variables, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Murphy, Debra – New Educator, 2017
How can early childhood teacher educators at the community college level create opportunities for their students to explore and relate to the natural world? This article discusses three learning opportunities in an early childhood associate-degree program that foster connections between preservice and inservice early childhood teachers and nature…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Community Colleges, Teacher Educators
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Saçkes, Mesut; Trundle, Kathy Cabe – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2014
This study investigated the predictive ability of an intentional learning model in the change of preservice early childhood teachers' conceptual understanding of lunar phases. Fifty-two preservice early childhood teachers who were enrolled in an early childhood science methods course participated in the study. Results indicated that the use…
Descriptors: Prediction, Models, Change Strategies, Preservice Teachers
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Strohmer, Janina; Mischo, Christoph – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
In this study, the development of prospective early childhood teachers' competencies during teacher education is investigated. In detail, early childhood teachers' beliefs about the relevance of competencies, their competence-related self-concept and objective measures of knowledge regarding language and language development were assessed.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Self Concept, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Nolan, Andrea – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2017
From reading the research literature, it is evident that making the transition from pre-service teacher to beginning teacher is a challenging experience. New to the profession teachers can experience self-doubt and feelings of anxiety about meeting expectations. What is valued at the start of their career is support, especially if it is ongoing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Mentors
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Öztürk Yilmaztekin, Elif; Erden, Feyza Tantekin – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study investigates early childhood teachers' views about science teaching practices in an early childhood settings. It was conducted in a preschool located in Ankara, Turkey. The data of the study were collected through multiple sources of information such as interviews with early childhood teachers and observations of their practices in the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Mischo, Christoph; Wahl, Stefan; Strohmer, Janina; Wolf, Carina – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Early childhood teachers may differ regarding the knowledge base they use when making professional decisions. In this study two orientations are distinguished: the orientation towards scientific knowledge vs. the orientation towards intuition and subjective experience. As different tracks in early childhood teacher education qualify for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Cognitive Style
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Fenech, Marianne; Lotz, Mianna – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
Dominant constructions of professionalism in early childhood education can diminish early childhood teachers' and educators' undertaking of advocacy at the systems or political level. In this paper, we propose an ethically grounded construction of professionalism that provides space for professional practice to move beyond the classroom and into…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Professionalism, Ethics
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Tate, Alice – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In Aotearoa New Zealand, many early childhood teachers gain their teaching qualification via distance study while working in an early childhood centre. Early childhood teachers work in a team environment, and it is important to understand more about how distance students negotiate changes in their workplace practice as their professional knowledge…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Work Environment
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