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Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Vardell, Rosemarie; Lower, Joanna K.; Cassidy, Deborah J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
The Census Bureau estimates that up to 14 million children under the age of 18 are being raised by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) families. Just as heterosexual families require child care to enable work and want high-quality early childhood education to enhance their children's development, LGBT families experience the same needs…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Schools, Young Children
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Laparo, Karen M.; Maynard, Christine; Thomason, Amy; Scott-Little, Catherine – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article describes a video review process for providing feedback to students and documents students' teaching practices using the CLASS in a practicum course and student teaching. Students videotaped themselves in their field-based settings and then met with the course instructors and classmates in small groups to review strengths and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Clark, Sarah K.; Read, Sylvia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This quantitative study examined the effectiveness of pairing preservice teachers with young readers during a 9-week reading methods course to participate together in reading-related activities and partner journaling. It was hypothesized that these preservice partnerships would strengthen preservice teacher perceptions about their ability to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Reading Teachers
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Han, Heejeong Sophia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This study examined the effectiveness of a professional development (PD) experience on preschool teachers' instructional strategy development. Focusing on supporting young children's peer social competence as a common interest, preschool teachers were guided to design the specific contents of the PD workshops and were offered an on-site…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Environment, Professional Development
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Sackes, Mesut; Flevares, Lucia M.; Gonya, Jennifer; Trundle, Kathy Cabe – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of an integrated science and mathematics methods course on preservice early childhood teachers' efficacy beliefs for integrating these content areas. Thirty-four preservice teachers participated in this study, which utilized a quasi-experimental design with two treatment groups. Participants in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Children, Quasiexperimental Design, Methods Courses
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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Price-Dennis, Detra – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Given the prevalence of popular media in the lives of young children today, early childhood teacher education stands to benefit from fostering critical media literacy practices. Through the use of critical media literary practices, early childhood teacher educators can facilitate a process whereby preservice teachers learn how to critically…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Cartoons, Popular Culture
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Assaf, Lori Czop; Lopez, Minda – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Set in a yearlong, school-based tutoring program, designed as a community of practice, we use qualitative methodology to examine how 14 preservice teachers learned to become responsive teachers. We focus on one question: In what ways does participating in a yearlong, supervised tutoring program mediate preservice teachers' learning about…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Caring, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers
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Kuh, Lisa Porter – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
On the job experiences such as collaborative teacher meetings can shape how early childhood educators grow professionally and how schools can develop communities of practice. However, the effect of conversations during teacher meetings on teacher practice is not fully understood. This yearlong qualitative case study examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Laboratory Schools, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Attitudes
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Caudle, Lori A.; Moran, Mary Jane – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Beliefs often guide a teacher's decision-making, thinking, and practice in the classroom (Vartuli, 2005). There is limited longitudinal research on how early childhood preservice teachers develop new knowledge about their beliefs as they transition into in-service teaching positions (Joram & Gabriele, 1998). Across 4 years that encompassed a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Young Children
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Yamauchi, Lois A.; Im, Seongah; Schonleber, Nanette S. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This article describes collaboration between preschool and university educators focused on adapting the Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) standards for Effective Pedagogy for use in early childhood (EC) settings. The CREDE standards are strategies of best practices for culturally diverse K-12 students. Teachers…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education
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Sheridan, Kathleen Mary; Kelly, Melissa A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Early childhood teacher education courses must prepare students for the types of challenges they will face in communities and classrooms after graduation. By adopting a scenario-based approach, teacher educators and others designing online environments can help prepare students for these challenges. Solving complex problems inherent in a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Education Courses, Distance Education
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Ranz-Smith, Deborah J. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Synthesizing research with practice in a meaningful manner continues to be a challenge, particularly in relation to securing the place of play in the school setting. The struggle for early childhood teacher educators in dealing with the realities of this research-to-practice dilemma requires constructive action. A theoretical framework that is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Play, Teacher Educators, Theory Practice Relationship
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Laman, Tasha Tropp; Miller, Erin T.; Lopez-Robertson, Julia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
This qualitative study examines what early childhood preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based literacy methods course deemed relevant regarding teaching, literacy, and learning. This study is based on postcourse interviews with 7 early childhood preservice teachers. Findings suggest that "contextualized field experiences" facilitate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Spybrook, Janet; Walker, Sharryn Larsen – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Preservice teachers enrolled in an early literacy or developmental preschool course collaborated in order to create inclusive, literacy-embedded play centers at a local children's museum. Using a grounded theory approach, theoretical questions were generated after analyzing multiple data sources. The focus of this paper is how preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Museums, Play
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Mischo, Christoph; Wahl, Stefan; Strohmer, Janina; Hendler, Jessica – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
Recent changes in the system of early childhood teacher education in Germany raise the question of whether different academic levels of early childhood teacher education lead to different beliefs and orientations. In this study, prospective early childhood teachers' orientations to scientific knowledge and to research were explored. A…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Education Courses, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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