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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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