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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
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Lippard, Christine N.; Tank, Kristina; Walter, Melissa C.; Krogh, Jackie; Colbert, Karen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
In early childhood education and early childhood teacher preparation, science is often a challenging academic content area. However, young children are primed for science learning, and early science learning is important for later science achievement. The current study presents an embedded case study of one early childhood teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Science Instruction
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Havnes, Anton – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Within the early childhood education system, early childhood teachers are the weak element in two hierarchies, the governance hierarchy and the epistemological hierarchy. From the perspective of early childhood teacher professionalization, this is a paradox because professionalism is intrinsically linked to a relatively high degree of professional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Professionalism, Foreign Countries
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Cherrington, Sue – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article reports a multiple-case study project into early childhood teachers' thinking and reflection on their teaching interactions with children in three New Zealand early childhood education centres. Using stimulated-recall interviews, teaching teams viewed video-recorded episodes of their teaching and discussed their thinking and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Case Studies, Reflection, Teacher Student Relationship
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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Moxnes, Anna Rigmor; Osgood, Jayne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article aims to challenge the prominence of reflexivity as a strategy for early childhood teachers to adopt by taking Norwegian early childhood teacher education as its focus. Observed micro-moments from a university classroom generate multilayered, multi-sensorial entangled narratives that address what reflection and diffraction are and what…
Descriptors: Reflection, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
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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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Whyte, Kristin Lyn; Stein, M. Abigail; Kim, Debbie; Jou, Natalie; Coburn, Cynthia E. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
While early childhood practitioners have long been asked to have complex understandings of child development and provide rich, meaningful educational experiences for children, focusing on mathematics marks new terrain. Consequently, teacher educators are now tasked with figuring out how to communicate new ideas about early mathematics education to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Accountability, Teacher Educators, Mathematics Education
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