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Early childhood preservice teachers’ self-efficacy related to inclusion and professional roles via a co-taught field-based course
This study focuses on the self-efficacy of preservice teachers enrolled in a co-taught early childhood education course on special education. The course was developed to increase awareness and access to special education through a field-based co-taught practicum course. Instructors from general education and special education shared planning and teaching roles to model collaborative practices for future early childhood educators. Data from focus groups, interviews, and a post-then-pre instrument were used to explore preservice teachers’ self-efficacy related to comfort with inclusion, perspective-taking, and professional roles as well as their experiences participating in the co-taught course. Recommendations for research related to supporting self-efficacy and teacher education are shared.
Updated: Jul. 19, 2022
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