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Ståhle, Ylva; Edman Stålbrandt, Eva – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
This article contributes to knowledge about mentoring in preschool, which is important as research on mentoring of preschool teachers is limited. The study examines how in-service preschool teachers perceive their assignment as a mentor. The aim is to develop the understanding of "mentoring as support" among pre-school teacher mentors in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development
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Reimer, Paul N. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
Given the recent attention on early childhood mathematics education, it is important to understand how early childhood educators conceptualize the work of mathematics teaching and learning. This article describes a study of preschool educators' conceptions of mathematics teaching and learning in the context of a multi-year professional development…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Ratner, Hilary Horn; McGoron, Lucy; Knoff, Kathryn A. G.; Weathington, Beverly; Miller, Anna – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
Continued professional development is important for promoting quality early childhood care and education (ECE) programs. One approach to fulfill this need for professional development is through the creation of a community of practice, which brings together professionals with similar interests. In this investigation, we report the evaluation…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Faculty Development
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Garner, Pamela W.; McCarron, Graziella Pagliarulo – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
Using a constructivist approach to teacher education, the present study compared the learning outcomes of students in two child development courses infused with instruction in how early education and childcare policy is formed, implemented, and applied. The intervention course, however, included a community-based, semester-long early education and…
Descriptors: Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Child Care
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Djonko-Moore, Cara M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
The purpose of this paper is to investigate how preparation for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse children influences early childhood teachers' motivation to remain in teaching. This study is grounded in Bandura's self-efficacy theory. Early childhood teachers were sent an online survey and asked about their teacher preparation, job…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Student Diversity, Teacher Persistence
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Bruijns, Brianne A.; Adamo, Kristi B.; Burke, Shauna M.; Carson, Valerie; Irwin, Jennifer D.; Naylor, Patti-Jean; Timmons, Brian W.; Vanderloo, Leigh M.; Tucker, Patricia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
Educators strongly influence young children's behaviors, and their perspectives regarding physical activity (PA) and screen-viewing (SV) may influence their provision in childcare. This study gathered early childhood education (ECE) candidates' perspectives regarding: (1) the importance of their role(s) in promoting PA/reducing SV; (2) how their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility
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Ribaeus, Katarina; Enochsson, Ann-Britt; Löfdahl Hultman, Annica – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
This article focuses on student teachers' professional development and explores how the students connect theory and practice in these processes. Data consist of 17 talks during weekly seminars with 15 preschool student teachers and a group of researchers both at campus and at the practicum placements during their first term. Initially, the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Personal Autonomy
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Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Scott-Little, Catherine; Smith, Nina – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
Children served in early care and education classrooms increasingly represent a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Such demographic changes have led to renewed attention to the importance of teachers' preparation and practices with children of color. Despite classroom demographics, early childhood teaching practices in the United States…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Classroom Techniques, Minority Group Students
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Lash, Martha; Madrid Akpovo, Samara; Cushner, Kenneth – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2022
This research reports on studies conducted in two early childhood education (ECE) teacher preparation programs focused on increasing preservice teachers' intercultural competence through intercultural teaching and learning and diverse US and international field experiences. Study 1 took place at a large U.S. Midwestern university with the first…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness
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Edwards, Nicole Megan; Steed, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2021
This study evaluated the impact of a pilot coaching project that included peer coaching in an early childhood program in the Northeast. A total of 18 coaches provided coaching with 15 teachers. Peer coaches included a participant-selected teacher or a director-selected teacher; program administrators also provided coaching. A one-page coaching…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Pilot Projects, Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance)
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Dong, Chuanmei; Xu, Qianqian – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2021
Pre-service early childhood teachers (PECTs) are expected to support young children's engaged and meaningful use of ICT for early learning and development. Unless teachers believe that ICT is beneficial for young children, they will be unable or unwilling to encourage and support children's use of ICT in educational environments. This paper aims…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Young Children, Student Attitudes
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Yang, Yi; Rao, Nirmala – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2021
Early childhood education (ECE) is not given as much attention as primary and secondary education in rural areas in China, and rural preschool teachers lack opportunities to receive high quality and appropriate pre-service and in-service professional training. This study focused on professional development (PD) opportunities available for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Jung, Jeesun; Recchia, Susan; Ottley, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2021
This qualitative study explores how a group of preservice teachers, all of whom had been well prepared to become primary-grade teachers, made a transition into infant/toddler group care settings. The authors used the teachers' daily journal entries, individual interview, document analysis (course syllabus, weekly planning sheets), and weekly team…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Infants, Toddlers
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Gunn, Annmarie Alberton; Bennett, Susan V.; Alley, Kathleen M.; Barrera, Estanislado S., IV; Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Moore, Lasonya; Welsh, James L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2021
The US Census states that Americans under the age of five are a majority- minority with 50.2% of this population from minority backgrounds. As our country continues to grow as a rich, diverse multicultural nation, it is imperative that early childhood teacher educators prepare future teachers to embrace this diversity and provide experiences that…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers
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Sevimli-Celik, Serap – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2021
The early years of a child's life are critical in supporting their physical development. As a result, early childhood teachers have a profound responsibility and influence on the development of young children's physical skills. However, up to this point, little attention has been placed on the development of early childhood teachers' pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education, Student Attitudes
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