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Parker, Audra; Brindley, Roger – Professional Educator, 2008
States, universities, and school districts have responded to teacher shortages by designing programs that transition college graduates into teaching careers. The result is an increase in the number of graduate preservice teachers preparing for teaching careers in colleges of education. The purpose of this study is to explore graduate preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Elementary School Teachers
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Brindley, Roger – Professional Educator, 2000
Investigated the teaching behaviors of 11 teacher educators working with early childhood education student teachers. Participants provided course syllabi and written descriptions of activities and assignments, then completed interviews. Most instructors philosophically aligned with constructivist epistemology, though few discussed constructivist…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education, Epistemology, Higher Education