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Wegwert, Joseph C. – Childhood Education, 2014
There has been a growing interest in and research on the construction of teachers' professional identity and parameters of practice among researchers worldwide. This piece examines the nature of teachers' perceptions about their professionalism and practice. It also explores teacher isolation stemming from assumptions related to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Isolation
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Pappamihiel, Eleni; Lynn, C. Allen – Childhood Education, 2014
With the increasing linguistic diversity of students in many classrooms around the world, teachers need to be well-equipped with strategies to address the learning needs of students with limited proficiency in the dominant language of the classroom. This article outlines various strategies that might help teachers reach that goal by taking…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Minorities, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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Blank, Jolyn; Damjanovic, Victoria; Peixoto da Silva, Anna Paula; Weber, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
In this multi-case study, we describe early childhood teachers' experiences implementing project work in contemporary, standards-based classrooms. Focus is given to understanding how teachers interpreted work in context; that is, how they were responsive to both expanding professional knowledge about the project approach and to the existing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Teachers, Teaching Experience
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McLennan, Deanna Marie Pecaski – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This article discusses why educators might consider writing and submitting papers for consideration of publication in professional journals and magazines. A general overview of teachers' challenges to the writing process and corresponding responses is provided.
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Teachers, Periodicals, Writing Processes
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Boutte, Gloria Swindler; Johnson, George L., Jr. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Educators often do not recognize biliteracy and bidialectalism in African American Language (AAL) speakers. Chronicling the experiences of twin four/five-year old AAL and emergent Standard English speakers, we discuss the importance of recognizing and building on the routines and identities of African American children and families. We present…
Descriptors: Discourse Communities, African American Children, Written Language, Language Patterns
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Wium, Anna-Marie; Louw, Brenda – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This critical review addresses the implications of the Curriculum and Assessment Plan Statement (CAPS) for collaboration between teachers and speech-language therapists (SLTs) in schools. A historical perspective on changes in the roles and responsibilities of SLTs is provided, reflecting a shift from supporting the child to supporting the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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García-Grau, Pau; Martínez-Rico, Gabriel; McWilliam, R. A.; Grau, Dolores – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2021
Despite an emphasis on family-centered practices in early intervention, the translation of this philosophy into practice is unclear. We, therefore, measured practices of 250 early intervention service providers in Spain, with the Families in Natural Environments Scale of Service Evaluation. We analyzed the "difficulty" of practices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Family Needs
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Jones, Cathy R.; Ratcliff, Nancy J.; Sheehan, Heather; Hunt, Gilbert H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
There is a lack of documented evidence related to the relationships existing between paraeducators and teachers working in early childhood classrooms. Based on a 2-year project with three phases of data collection, the authors explore the duties of paraeducators and their working relationships with the teachers with whom they team. Based on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Professional Development, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Spencer, Tamara Glupczynski; Falchi, Lorraine; Ghiso, Maria Paula – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The current context of increased accountability and the proliferation of skills-based literacy mandates at the early childhood level pose particular tensions for multilingual children and educators. In this article, we draw on data from two ethnographic studies to examine how educators and children negotiate the constraints of early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Linguistics, Multilingualism, Ethnography
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Powers-Costello, Beth; Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The focus of this article is on articulating the importance of teacher development of constructs about homeless children and families and examining factors that influence teachers' perceptions of children and families who are homeless or at high-risk of becoming homeless. The article also explores some strategies to support teachers in…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Teacher Attitudes
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Chan, Yvonne Yoke Yin; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Upgrading the status of early childhood teaching and improving job satisfaction are areas of concern to practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders in the early childhood field. Ways to upgrade practicing teachers, including their involvement in research, is an on-going challenge. This paper reports on a research in Singapore where a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, Early Childhood Education, Teachers
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Ro, Yeonsun Ellie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
In this article, we discuss communication between early educators speaking their native language and parents who speak English as a second language. Parents who may have a limited proficiency in the second language face challenges to understanding semantic and pragmatic aspects of English. Actual early childhood conference talk in which parents…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Speech Communication, Semantics, English (Second Language)
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Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Elicker, James; Kontos, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine: (a) the role of teacher talk in promoting peer interaction, (b) the adequacy of social IEP objectives to reflect children's social functioning and guide provision of teacher talk, and (c) differences in children's peer interaction and teacher talk in inclusive and segregated settings. Thirty children with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Peer Relationship, Interaction, Individualized Education Programs
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Calo, Kristine M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This article highlights the literacy practices of two second grade teachers--one in an affluent suburb of a major metropolitan area and the other in a large urban school district. The article describes how these teachers use informational texts to engage their students, to provide children with opportunities to learn about the world around them,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Metropolitan Areas, Literacy, Grade 2
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Lee, Boh Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this current study is to build on the previous body of emergent literacy research by investigating the necessity of assessing book knowledge (e.g., print knowledge, interpretive knowledge, and letter identification) in toddlerhood to set up successful literacy development by providing independent storybook reading opportunities.…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Toddlers, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
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