Search results for: Parent teacher cooperation
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The goal of this paper is to propose performance as a creative instructional strategy to convey complex competencies related to understanding and working effectively with families in early childhood education. The article discusses how faculty, researchers, and those responsible for professional development can use performance to move early childhood educators towards greater family-centered competencies when serving diverse families and children.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013
The current study reports the relationship of an undergraduate course in family and community relations to the teaching practices of 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-year elementary and early childhood education graduates of a mid-sized Midwestern university. Quantitative measures indicated minimal differences between groups. Qualitatively, however, treatment group members reported engaging families in creative, less standardized levels of involvement than members of the control group.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
This paper provides a rationale and description of a constructivist parent–teacher approach used to support preservice teachers’ understandings of relationships between home and school. Authors capture the process and actions between university course work and field experiences allowing preservice teachers to alter their subjectivities and actions in order to more closely tailor learning approaches to community contexts.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011
The goals of this study were two-folded: (1) to examine the effectiveness of student-led teacher research as a vehicle for strengthening preservice teachers' preparation to form relationships with the families of infants and toddlers and (2) to enhance preservice teachers' sense of professionalism and commitment to the field of early childhood education. Results suggested that the students experienced both personal and professional growth during the course of this teacher research project. Students reported gaining new insights about parent-provider relationships in infant care, strengthening interpersonal communication skills, and constructing a greater sense of professionalism, advocacy, and allegiance to the early childhood field.
Updated: May. 10, 2011
'I Understood the Complexity within Diversity': Preparation for Partnership with Families in Early Childhood Settings
The current article reports on the experiences of student teachers who undertook a community placement in order to interact with children and families outside their normal range of teaching practice experience. The article argues that the change in placement setting prompted student reflection in relation to these themes and shifts in beliefs, towards more authentic and complex understandings of partnership.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011
“I Had No Idea”: Developing Dispositional Awareness and Sensitivity through a Cross-Professional Pedagogy
The current research scrutinized the diffusion of a medical education pedagogy to the context of teacher education. Specifically, this research focused on the use of standardized parents as an emerging pedagogy in teacher education. Preservice teachers taking part in a six case, fifteen-week intervention showed advances in multicultural awareness and ethical sensitivity as they engaged in multiple simulated parent–teacher conferences.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
In this article, the authors will present a reflexive way of producing a narrative analysis on teaching and learning that involves all participants of the pedagogical process. The authors ask what is the nature of the phenomenon as meaningfully experienced? For the authors, the phenomenon is the interaction between the people involved in the pedagogical process. The authors will present how lived pedagogy is researched through the narratives told by the teacher-researcher, the students, and their parents.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010
'Out of Complacency and into Action”: An Exploration of Professional Development Experiences in School/Home Literacy Engagement
Parents can provide interaction that is crucial to student learning. A one-year funded project focused on: (1) helping teachers involve parents in the literacy achievement of their children; (2) developing responsible, effective, technologically enhanced partnerships between teachers and parents; and (3) providing a model for professional development in home/school literacy connections. This article explains the guidelines for teacher educators to promote successful professional development in home/school engagement.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
This qualitative study evaluated the belief systems and professional practice of program graduates of an early childhood special education teacher preparation program regarding collaboration with families of children with disabilities. Eleven graduates were interviewed over the course of a school year to identify perceived challenges to their implementation of family-centered practices on the job.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2009
This qualitative study was designed to explore one approach to improving teacher preparation with respect to parent/professional partnerships. An undergraduate course for preservice special educators was modified to provide students with multiple opportunities for meaningful interaction with parents of children with disabilities. Results suggest that student dispositions changed from viewing parents as uncaring, uninvolved, and unknowledgeable to valuing them as experts on the child and partners in the decision-making process.
Updated: Oct. 02, 2008