ERIC Number: EJ828443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Who Cares about Caring in Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs?
McNamee, Abigail; Mercurio, Mia; Peloso, Jeanne M.
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v28 n3 p277-288 Jul 2007
The ability to care for oneself, near and distant others, animals, plants, human-made objects, and even ideas is an antidote for violence in its many forms as experienced in childhood as well as adulthood. This article makes a case for facilitating the development of the ability to care as children develop. The authors emphasize the importance of teachers facilitating this development. However, early education teachers may not be able to nurture the ability to care in others without the ability to care being facilitated in their own development. This article emphasizes the importance of creating caring teacher education programs as a model to foster its development in preservice early education teachers.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Children, Early Childhood Education, Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A