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Search Results for 'Early childhood education' (Keyword)
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1   |   From section Teacher Education Programs
First-Year Practicum Experiences for Preservice Early Childhood Education Teachers Working with Birth-to-3-Year-Olds: An Australasian Experience
The present article reports on a project, “Collaboration of Universities Pedagogies of Infants’ and Toddlers’ Development—‘down under’ (CUPID)". This project evaluated the practicum experiences of 1st-year preservice initial teacher education (ITE) students at five universities across Australia and New Zealand engaging in early childhood education (ECE) teacher programs. The results from year 1 of their qualification experiences highlight the diverse and complex approaches to practicum experiences, ranging from specialized events with birth-to-3-year-olds to generic practicum with a wider age group. The implications of the practicum experience, in its many iterations, are explored in terms of the treatment of infant and toddler pedagogy as a specialization, and as an integrated component of the curriculum.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: June 13, 2017
2   |   From section Theories & Approaches
What’s Missing in Most of Our Early Childhood Degrees? Focusing More Deeply on Relationships and Learning with Infants, Toddlers, and their Families
This study explored whether early childhood teachers were being prepared in coursework and field experiences to meet Washington state and nationally accepted core knowledge and broad competency areas for preparation of the infant-toddler workforce. A review of early childhood degree programs found an overall insufficient emphasis on a deeper understanding of holistic infant early development and intervention, as well as mental health and observable, evidence-based interactions that promote child and family resilience at the level of the individual early childhood educator’s preparation.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: June 13, 2017
3   |   From section Teacher Education Programs
Impact of a Statewide Early Childhood Curriculum Enhancement Initiative on Community College Faculty and Paraprofessional Students
In this article, the authors describe the development and implementation of a collaborative initiative between a major urban research university and a state’s community college system and member institutions to enhance the preparation of paraprofessionals to work with young children with disabilities and their families. The authors report on gains in knowledge and confidence experienced by both faculty and paraprofessional students, and we identify programmatic practices that support adoption, fidelity of implementation, and sustainability of curricular innovations.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: June 13, 2017
4   |   From section Teacher Education Programs
Grade-level Overlap and Standards Mismatch between Nationally Recognized Programs that Prepare Teachers for Grades PreK–3
This study has two purposes regarding programs accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). First, the study examines what extent NCATE-recognized elementary teacher preparation programs, which have been approved by the Association for Child Education International (ACEI), prepares candidates to teach in grades PreK–3. Second, it investigates the grades that the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) considers part of early childhood education. This analysis indicates that ACEI’s standards include far fewer references to terms that capture essential features of early instruction (e.g., family, community, and observation). Further, while the NAEYC’s standards refer to “self-regulation” four times and “play” eight times, the elementary standards mention neither term.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: June 13, 2017
5   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Teaching Training in Art and Craft: Drawing as a Performative Act
The author has used a performative drawing form to meet the new National Curriculum of Kindergarten Teacher Education, but mostly in order to disclose the importance of a creative process while drawing. The results show how students expanded their understanding of what a drawings session can be, and that this encourage them to new creative praxis in their kindergarten.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in ITEC: June 5, 2017
6   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Fieldwork With Infants: What Preservice Teachers Can Learn From Taking Care of Babies
Author Lisa Beck
The aim of this study was to add to the research base by examining the impact of fieldwork with infants on the development of three preservice early childhood teachers. The results of this study suggest that the unique setting of the infant room may have pushed the preservice teachers to develop new skills, make powerful theory–practice connections, and rethink some of their initial beliefs about teaching and learning in ways that their previous experiences in more traditional classrooms did not.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: February 26, 2017
7   |   From section Teacher Educators
Teaching Diversity: A Reflexive Learning Opportunity for a Teacher Educator
Author Sophia Han
This paper reports on a two-year self-study exploring the author's roles and evolving philosophy as an early childhood teacher educator teaching diversity in the US. The author was interested in better understanding how and what she can learn from the complexity of her teaching experiences. She examined, when teaching diversity, how she constructed and navigated her roles, how the students constructed and perceived her roles, and how they have transformed her instructional philosophy and practices. The findings illustrated a dynamic and tension-filled experience of a teacher educator teaching diversity in the US as a perceived outsider, suggesting that it was a reflexive learning opportunity.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: January 3, 2017
8   |   From section Multiculturalism & Diversity
Multicultural Apprenticeships in Teacher Education
This article aims to explore the theoretical structure of what the authors call multicultural apprenticeships in teacher education. This structure is drawn from decades of scholarship and research in teacher education, in general, and in preparing teachers for diversity, in particular. It is further situated within the authors' own work in an Early Childhood Education Masters in Education program and their commitments to preparing teachers to support diverse populations of children.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: January 3, 2017
9   |   From section Theories & Approaches
Still Missing? History Chapters in Introductory Early Childhood Education Textbooks From the 1990s to the 2010s
In this article, the authors compare history chapters in recent introductory early childhood education textbooks with those from an earlier study (Prochner, 1998). As in the original analysis, this examination focused on four aspects of the chapters: the rationale for the study of history, the dominant story of the history, the facts of the history, and the perspective on early childhood education history.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: December 6, 2016
10   |   From section Assessment & Evaluation
Student Teaching Feedback and Evaluation: Results From a Seven-State Survey
This study surveyed 128 early childhood programs in 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education across seven states. Results indicate that across 2- and 4-year institutions, language and literacy are a strong focus of feedback for student teachers, as well as child development, planning, and adult–child interactions. Student teachers are typically supervised through on-site visits that range in number and length fairly dramatically across 2- and 4-year institutions.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: November 9, 2016
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