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Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Hamel, Erin; Leeper Miller, Jennifer; Ren, Lixin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Professionals in the field of early childhood are encouraged to demonstrate reflective perspectives of their work supported by pedagogical documentation. The purpose of this article is to introduce a rubric developed for preservice and inservice teachers to improve documentation and reflection. The rubric's four dimensions: visible learning,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Documentation, Mentors, Preservice Teachers
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Taylor, Linda K.; Kim, Kyoung Jin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
This Reflection on Practice is based upon a change in the undergraduate course "Family and Community Relations." Historically, this course has been taught on campus in a lecture format, as well as small and large group activities. However, during a spring semester at a midsized Midwestern University, it was altered to provide more direct…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Child Care
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Clark, Katelyn – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
In this commentary, pedagogical reflection is examined through the lens of a practitioners' personal memories of childhood play. The telling of these stories uncovers and describes the ways in which teachers' personal "play histories" and their reflections upon them could inform their facilitative relationship to, provision for, and…
Descriptors: Children, Play, Memory, Childrens Attitudes
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D'Amico, Mark M.; Correa, Vivian I.; Muharib, Reem; Algozzine, Kate; Algozzine, Bob; Swart, Katie; Godfrey-Hurrell, Kristi – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Inclusion means that students with disabilities have access to high-quality and effective instruction, as well as specialized services as needed, within least restrictive environments. We believe there are no limits on who can or should participate in and benefit from inclusion and we were interested in perceptions resulting from professional…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education
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Loman, Karen; Nickens, Nicole; Tye, Natalie; Danley, Angela; Snider, Karrie; McCoy, Ann; Diekmann, Susan; Gilbert, Angela – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Designing field embedded experiences for teacher candidates poses a unique challenge for large teacher education programs. Field experiences must include working with students, enhanced pedagogical coaching, and interaction within a professional community. Coursework coupled with field work should engage teacher candidates in a process of…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Feedback (Response), Teacher Educators
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De-Souza, Desalyn; Galuski, Tracy; Pollock, Barbara – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
There is a strong national movement to improve the quality in child care programs nationwide and an important part of this movement includes professional preparation standards. Stakeholders in New York State (NYS) have developed the NYS Children's Program Administrator Credential (CPAC), designed to meet the need for increased knowledge in child…
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Administrators, Management Development, Program Administration
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Coleman, Heather Megan; Goodwin Traylor, Taryn; You, Liping; Xu, Yaoying – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
According to national statistics, there is a growing need for qualified educators in early intervention and early childhood special education (EI/ECSE). Almost all of the nation's school districts are reporting shortages in special education teachers (Boe & Cook, 2006; McLeskey & Billingsley, 2008). A project funded by the United States…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Education Teachers
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Stortz, Rebecca; Martinez, Miriam; Harmon, Janis; Cataldo, Raquel; Juarez, Lucinda Marie – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
A common instructional practice in early childhood classrooms is the picturebook read aloud. The purpose of this investigation was to help preservice teachers learn to plan picturebook read alouds with the goal of helping children interpret the visual affordances of picturebooks, including visual elements (e.g., cclor, line) and peritextual…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Lesson Plans
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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Smith-Bonahue, Tina M.; Cordoba, Tanya Espinosa; Soutullo, Olivia R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This is a case study of four students in an early childhood teacher preparation program at a large, state university that intentionally seeks to emphasize supporting children and families from diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy. The program includes a family engagement course in the first semester that is designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Family Involvement, Early Childhood Teachers
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Heffernan, Kayla A.; Newton, Kristie J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Early childhood and elementary preservice teachers often fear mathematics, find it irrelevant, have mathematics anxiety, hold negative self-perceptions, and have low mathematics achievement. This study investigates the influence of an identity exploration intervention on preservice teachers' mathematics identities during a college Algebra course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Snell, Emily K.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
With the advance of technology, additional opportunities for professional development are available through nontraditional means. In this review, we examine the effectiveness of technology-mediated language and literacy professional development (Tech PD) programs for teachers and students in early childhood settings. We review Tech PD…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Literacy Education
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Zhang, Qilong – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Although both love and care, as teacher quality and teaching practice, are a common relational dimension of early childhood teaching, the two terms have different denotations in the professionalism discourse. Adopting a two-phase design, data collection of this study includes thematic synthesis of systematically selected literature and expert…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Xie, Kui; Vongkulluksn, Vanessa W.; Justice, Laura M.; Logan, Jessica A. R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined how preschool teachers' perception of technology usability and associated beliefs about technology integration influence the way they integrate a technology-based, early language and literacy curriculum, RIA-Mobile. Through multiple regression and path analysis, results showed that technology usability was a key variable that…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Technology, Technology Integration
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Davis, Allison; Griffith, Robin; Bauml, Michelle – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Decision-making is essential for the work of teaching. Preservice teachers must learn to leverage knowledge about young readers' strengths, needs, and interests in order to plan and teach guided reading lessons skillfully. However, limited research examines preservice teachers' decision-making based on what they know about individual children. In…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Decision Making, Directed Reading Activity, Reading Instruction
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Huu Nghia, Tran Le; Tai, Huynh Ngoc – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This article reports a qualitative case study that explored challenges that Vietnamese early childhood preservice teachers faced when undertaking the teaching internship in regional schools and how these challenges influenced their career intention. Qualitative content analyses of 20 semistructured interviews revealed that despite several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs
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