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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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Dorfman, Aviva; Kenney, Christine; Lee, Jennifer Deesta; Dunham, Kathleen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Face-to-face time with students in the early childhood college setting is at a premium and often flies by before we begin to scratch the surface of active learning. Building a community of learners is one of our main goals as instructors; therefore, we strive to set up active learning environments optimal for all students. This reflection on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Active Learning, Learning Strategies
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Han, Sophia; Blank, Jolyn; Berson, Ilene R. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
The authors describe a major program reform study of an early childhood teacher education program in a large, urban, state university in the United States. Over a 4-year period, our team of early childhood faculty undertook an intentional and reflective program reform study to better advocate for quality early childhood educational philosophy and…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Universities
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Park, Mi-Hwa; Riley, Jeanetta G.; Branch, Jessica M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Mindfulness offers a pathway for preservice teachers to develop self-awareness, which is an essential part of personal and professional growth. However, supporting teacher self-awareness is rarely given much attention in teacher education programs. The authors studied the use of mindfulness meditation in an early childhood college course with…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Concept, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Mitsch, Maryssa Kucskar; Branch, Jessica M.; Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Strong family involvement in children's education supports positive academic and social-emotional outcomes. Therefore, developing early childhood (EC) professionals' competence in engaging and involving families in their children's education is emphasized across state licensure requirements, personnel preparation standards, and professional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Family Involvement
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Baumgartner, Jennifer; DiCarlo, Cynthia; Casbergue, Renée – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Service learning (SL) is both a pedagogy and philosophy adopted by many early childhood teacher educators. Extant research suggests the incorporation of service-learning can be effective for facilitating preservice teacher learning of curriculum, pedagogy, approaches to diverse learners and families as well as establishing a professional identity.…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teacher Education Programs
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Kim, Jinhee; Kim, Koeun – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
Space is not separable from the learning and teaching that take place in and through teacher education programs. In this paper, we attempt to illustrate how the use of a spatial lens in preservice teachers field placement can provide them with opportunities to raise questions and understand more about the relationships between self, the discursive…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Metacognition
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Gerde, Hope K.; Wright, Tanya S.; Bingham, Gary E. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Early writing--a valuable early literacy skill--begins to develop prior to kindergarten. Young children participating in preschool benefit from writing opportunities facilitated by teachers. Writing opportunities, however, are often limited in preschool settings. It is important to understand teachers' beliefs and practices for promoting early…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Writing Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Beliefs
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Counsell, Shelly L.; Geiken, Rosemary – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Ramps and Pathways (R&P) early physical science activities enable educators and young children (3-8 years) to explore and investigate what happens as marbles and rolling objects are released on constructed ramp structures and pathways using wooden cove molding. The R&P project challenged educators to transform their views of early science…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, STEM Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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