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The authors argue that it is crucial to prepare early childhood teachers to create high-quality environments that facilitate the development of all children. The Early Childhood Ecology Scale-Revised (ECES-R) has been developed as a reflective tool to help early childhood teacher candidates examine their beliefs concerning classroom ecology. The authors posit that the ECES-R identifies five dimensions that promote a high-quality, culturally responsive classroom ecology. These dimensions include the sociocognitive, sociocultural, sociolinguistic, socioemotional, and sociophysical dimensions.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
In this article, the authors report on the successes and challenges of integrating their ITEST projects into one particular pre-service teacher education course designed for students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. The authors found that as students’ understanding of the content improved, and their belief that they can use technology in their own teaching.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
The Role of Action Research in Transforming Teacher Identity: Modes of Belonging and Ecological Perspectives
Using data from a three-year action research project, the author examines how action research may be used to promote and support teacher identity construction and reconstruction. More specifically, the author examines how modes of belonging were enacted in teacher-centred action research communities of practice. As well, an ecological perspective is adopted to provide insight into how teachers’ identities are formed and reformed in the context of teacher-centred action research.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010
Teacher education as or for social and ecological transformation: place-based reflections on local and global participatory methods and collaborative practices
The article describes two social and ecological transformation teacher education projects in Canada. The projects utilized the 'critical place-based' transformative teacher education program agenda. The studies were directed at several questions regarding the critical place-based approaches, and their relationships to the United Nation's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD).
Updated: Dec. 25, 2007