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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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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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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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Zhang, Chenyi; Cook, J. Claire – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This study presents a professional development (PD) model for promoting preschool teachers' writing instruction utilizing teachers' reflective practices. Thirteen prekindergarten teachers were followed for the entire pre-K year. Teachers were assigned to intervention and comparison conditions. A reflective PD workshop was developed based on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Writing Instruction, Reflective Teaching
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lim, Cynthia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
The way educarers conceptualize their role in the education and care of infants can influence their pedagogical practices and interactions with infants in their care. The Early Years Development Framework was developed to provide key principles, practices, and learning outcomes to guide educarers working with children under 3 in Singapore. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Infants, Preschool Teachers
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Pelkowski, Tracy; Herman, Everett; Trahan, Keith; Winters, Dana M.; Tananis, Cindy; Swartz, Mallary I.; Bunt, Nancy; Rodgick, Chris – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Studies show that early engagement with mathematics leads to increased math achievement later in life. Yet, early childhood teachers do not regard mathematics as critical to young learners' development and lack confidence with helping children learn mathematics. Early childhood teacher comfort and engagement with mathematics is a critical element…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development
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Jacoby, Jennifer W.; Lesaux, Nonie K. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Prior inquiry into teachers' beliefs demonstrates that a top priority of early childhood teachers' is developing children's social-emotional skills (e.g., Hollingsworth & Winter, 2013; Kowalski, Pretti-Frontczak, & Johnson, 2001). This study builds upon and advances the knowledge base by providing evidence that the pervasiveness of these…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers
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Knight-McKenna, Mary; Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Ammerman, Nicole – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
Strong family-teacher partnerships increase family engagement, promoting positive outcomes for children. Early childhood educators need knowledge, skills, and dispositions for establishing strong, meaningful partnerships with diverse families. This research investigated the impact of academic service-learning (ASL) on undergraduate students'…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Involvement
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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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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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