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Park, Sungok Reina; Lee, Guang-Lea; Hoot, James L. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This article describes how early childhood preservice teachers can develop sensitivity toward and confidence in working with children who are homeless through a service learning project. The 14 weeks intervention provided an opportunity for undergraduate early childhood teacher candidates to gain real-life experience working with among the most…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Service Learning, Homeless People
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Murray, John S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Since 2016, over 32 million children have been displaced from their homes mostly the result of war and conflict. For many children under the age of 8, a life of war and conflict is all they know. They have grown up in a world where bombings, gunfire, death, and destruction are the norm. This experience places young children at heightened risk for…
Descriptors: War, Conflict, Psychological Needs, Children
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher educators might consider using high-quality picturebooks as partners to help teacher candidates understand and navigate today's painful world realities. From a critical perspective, these books also have the potential to reflect and shape empathy and action in regard to these difficult situations. This piece includes a rationale for using…
Descriptors: Conflict, War, Violence, Refugees
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Capo, Karen; Espinoza, Lori; Khadam-Hir, Jordan; Paz, Debra – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This reflection on practice provides a foundation for understanding the impact of Hurricane Harvey on teachers and children across the Texas Gulf Coast. It also documents the emergence of a professional development initiative born when early childhood teacher educators in the community outreach arm of a major university sought to provide immediate…
Descriptors: Trauma, Child Health, Student Needs, Natural Disasters
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Xiao, Bing; Tobin, Joseph – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study explores how the process of making and reviewing videos of their own instruction impacts the development of preservice teachers. The study looks at the impacts, both positive and negative, of a video portfolio assignment implemented in a teaching methods course, and of the uses and meanings these videos have for preservice teachers,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Jilink, Lisanne; Fukkink, Ruben; Huijbregts, Sanne – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Research has demonstrated that teachers working in early childhood education and care (ECEC) are proficient in offering emotional support to young children, but markedly weaker when it comes to instructional support. We conducted a controlled experimental study in the Netherlands, to investigate the effects of targeted in-service training on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Miller, Kyle – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study examined parent-teacher interactions during a photo-sharing project at three early childhood centers that serve as clinical sites for early childhood preservice teachers. Families were provided with a digital camera for one week to document activities they used to support children's early learning and development. Families then…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Melasalmi, Anitta; Husu, Jukka – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines the two kindergarten teachers' shared professional identities in teamwork in an effort to clarify what constitutes their shared identities and how these identities affect the teachers' professional practices and beliefs. The relational nature of identity maintains that individuals are not the only constructors of their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Feedback (Response), Professional Identity, Teacher Education
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Barnes, Jenna K.; Guin, Autumn; Allen, Kim – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Providing early childhood professionals with professional development opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge can improve quality of care. For professional development to be valued by the early childhood workforce, it is essential to offer meaningful content that accommodates the needs of the learner. With an increasing demand for…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Educational Quality
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Massing, Christine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher educators and field placement supervisors in early childhood teacher education (ECTE) programs aid their students in learning a specific repertoire of tools and skills, including pedagogical tools they can mobilize in their future practice. However, these tools reify abstract notions about how to teach young children that are consistent…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Immigrants, Picture Books, Foreign Countries
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Delaney, Katherine K. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Within the United States, publicly funded pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) is a borderland of teacher practice--somewhere between early childhood and Elementary approaches to pedagogy. For pre-K teachers, this can mean negotiating many different, and oft-competing conceptions of what curriculum and practice should look like in order to support the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Best Practices, Preschool Education, Time
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Stalls, Juliann; Hegde, Archana V.; Ballard, Sharon M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Many young children in the United States are faced with chronic illnesses that cause them unique challenges. It is imperative that all members of children's support systems feel prepared to help meet those challenges. One integral component of this support team for children are their teachers. The purpose of this study was to assess preservice…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Special Needs Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Racial inequity has long been an issue in the educational system. In recent years, researchers and policy makers have begun to recognize the role of implicit bias in the disproportionate number of African American children who are suspended or expelled from school. Particular attention is being given to the use of exclusionary practices in early…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Early Childhood Education, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
In recent years, increased attention has been given to executive function and its relationship to the overall learning and development of young children. Because of this, it is essential that educators have the skills needed to effectively facilitate the development of executive function throughout early childhood. The focus of the current paper…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Executive Function, Child Development, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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