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Motivation for Attending Higher Education From the Perspective of Early Care and Education Professionals
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of early care and education professionals working in community-based child care and Head Start centers as to their educational goals; hindrances, motivations, and benefits to taking coursework/degree completion; and the impact of the early childhood coursework on his or her everyday work with children and families. The findings reveal that the majority of teachers in for profit and non-profit centers viewed the degree as a personal goal. The possibility therefore of increasing their future income and becoming more knowledgeable and marketable in their career was attractive to these teachers as motivators to go on for higher education. The directors, by contrast saw their coursework as enhancing their self-confidence and self-esteem, which in their opinion could make them a more effective director.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2015
Meeting Diverse Learning Needs: Differentiating Instruction in Graduate Early Childhood Mathematics Classes
The article examines the diverse needs of early childhood mathematics teacher certification. The study focuses on the diverse needs of graduate initial certification and graduate certified teachers, and analyzes the challenges, learning needs and strategies of each group, utilizing focus groups, surveys, work and assessments.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2008