Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education

Volume

35

Issue

3

Abstract

Despite contrasting views on the overlap of early childhood education and teacher education, opportunities abound for expanding the role of early childhood educators in broader teacher education discourse. University-based early childhood and Kindergarten-through-grade-12 teacher education share purposes, philosophies, and resources that should be explored to more effectively address the needs of diverse young children and their families. Community partnerships and a shift toward community-based teacher preparation present a context and opportunity for exploring the overlap of these two historically separate fields. In this paper, we present a framework for collaborative, field-based early childhood teacher preparation, situating birth-though-grade-12 teacher education in diverse community contexts and involving school and community personnel to achieve universal 21st century goals for the teaching and learning of young children.

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Author Posting. © National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, 2014. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Volume 35, Issue 3, August 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10901027.2014.936072.

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