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Han, Feifei; Degotardi, Sheila – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined infant educators' conceptions of infant language development and approaches to supporting the development. The phenomenographic analyses of interviews with 59 educators identified five and six hierarchically related conceptions and approaches respectively. The conceptions were broadly distinguished as deep or surface…
Descriptors: Infants, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Language Acquisition
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Silva, Clara; Bajzáth, Angéla; Lemkow-Tovias, Gabriel; Wastijn, Bert – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper presents the results of a European survey that was part of a European funded project, entitled 'Multicultural Early Childhood Education', carried out between 2017 and 2018, in three countries: Italy, Spain, and Hungary. The goal was to explore the intercultural training needs of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) professionals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Kortjass, Makie – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: This article gives an account of what I learned through the process of a self-study research project. Self-study teacher research allows teacher educators and teachers to improve their learning, plan new pedagogies and impact students' learning. Aim: The aim of this self-study research was to improve my own practice in early childhood…
Descriptors: Reflection, Independent Study, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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King, Elizabeth K.; Johnson, Amy V.; Cassidy, Deborah J.; Wang, Yudan C.; Lower, Joanna K.; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The current study examined associations among teachers' financial well-being, including teachers' wages and their perceptions of their ability to pay for basic expenses, and teachers' work time supports, including teachers' paid planning time, vacation days, and sick days, and children's positive emotional expressions and behaviors in preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Well Being, Affective Behavior, Emotional Response
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Park, Mi-Hwa; Dimitrov, Dimiter M.; Park, Do-Yong – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines concerns of early childhood teachers about inclusive education (IE) in infant through 3rd-grade classrooms in the United States and the associated role of teachers' background variables. The data consisted of the responses of 679 early childhood teachers on a survey about their concerns. The data analysis supported the presence…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bullough, Robert V., Jr. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
In contrast to the wider education literature, rather little is known about the lives of early childhood education (ECE) teachers and the impact of those lives on their practice. Drawing on surveys completed by Head Start assistant and lead teachers, teacher lifelines, and interviews, and through the lens of life-course theory, the author portrays…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Biographies, Family Work Relationship, Interviews
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Totenhagen, Casey J.; Hawkins, Stacy Ann; Casper, Deborah M.; Bosch, Leslie A.; Hawkey, Kyle R.; Borden, Lynne M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Low retention in the child care workforce is a persistent challenge that has been associated with negative outcomes for children, staff, and centers. This article reviews the empirical literature, identifying common correlates or predictors of retention for child care workers. Searches were conducted using several databases, and articles that…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Persistence
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Armstrong, Paula – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This research makes use of hierarchical linear modelling to investigate which teacher characteristics are significantly associated with student performance. Using data from the SACMEQ III study of 2007, an interesting and potentially important finding is that younger teachers are better able to improve the mean mathematics performance of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Gardner-Neblett, Nicole; Franco, Ximena; Mincemoyer, Claudia; Morgan-Lopez, Antonio A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Web-based professional development has the potential to increase the early childhood workforce's knowledge of young dual language learners (DLLs). Yet there is a gap in the literature on web-based professional development specific to DLLs and its role in changes in actual and perceived knowledge among early childhood professionals. To begin…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Early Childhood Teachers, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology
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Lin, Miranda; Bates, Alan – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers attempt to understand the various ethnic groups, cultural backgrounds, languages, customs, values, ceremonies and symbols of the children and families in the community in which they teach. Sixty practicing teachers in the Midwestern United States were interviewed to examine their understanding…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Student Diversity, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
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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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Weber-Mayrer, Melissa M.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Yeager Pelatti, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Professional development (PD) for early childhood educators has received increased attention as a means of bolstering young children's learning and development. Theory and research indicate that educators' characteristics play roles in both their own learning and that of children; however, little research has explored who participates in PD. This…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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Bethell, Kerry; Sewell, Alison – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2010
The growth of interest in historical research into the commonplace provides opportunities to explore the different means through which we can understand the everyday world of teachers. Unlike the "well-known" in education past, where significant traces of their lives remain in archives and official records, little such evidence exists of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Background
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Robinson, Sandra L. – Childhood Education, 1987
Results of a survey concerning the state of kindergarten program offerings in the United States are discussed in terms of the similarities, differences, purposes and practices in the programs. A summary table of survey data is provided. (BB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Compulsory Education, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Rauch, Sidney J. – Childhood Education, 1990
Cites a former school teacher's reasons for becoming a writer of children's literature. The ideas for his books come from his interest in sports, science fiction, world history, and the need to express his sense of humor and his values. (DG)
Descriptors: Career Change, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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