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History of Early Childhood Teacher Education

Liebovich, Betty; Hinitz, B and Anderson, C. 2015. History of Early Childhood Teacher Education. In: Leslie Couse and Susan Recchia, eds. The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education. New York: Routledge, pp. 20-37. ISBN 9780415736763 [Book Section]

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This handbook synthesizes both contemporary research and best practices in early childhood teacher education, a unique segment of teacher education defined by its focus on child development, the role of the family, and support for all learners. The first volume of its kind, the Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education provides comprehensive coverage on key topics in the field, including the history of early childhood teacher education programs, models for preparing early childhood educators, pedagogical approaches to supporting diverse learners, and contemporary influences on this quickly expanding area of study.

Appropriate for early childhood teacher educators as well as both pre- and in-service teachers working with children from birth through 8, this handbook articulates the unique features of early childhood teacher education, highlighting the strengths and limitations of current practice as based in empirical research. It concludes by charting future directions for research with an aim to improve the preparation of early childhood educators.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
5 August 2015Published

Item ID:

12254

Date Deposited:

22 Jul 2015 08:35

Last Modified:

22 Mar 2019 12:20

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12254

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