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In good hands: Preparing research-skilled graduates for the early childhood profession
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TATE Volume 24, Number 3, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Recent developments in early childhood teacher education have seen the inclusion of curricula designed to serve the concept of continuous professional renewal through educating undergraduates in the interpretation, execution, and use of research. The challenge for educators is to “demystify” research and teach in ways that are professionally meaningful as well as intellectually acceptable. In this study, we follow three groups of early childhood students as they engage in a one-semester research subject. Focus groups and individual interviews showed considerable shifts in student attitudes about the value of research and in their development toward becoming active researchers who see research as a tool for answering questions in education.

Citation

Dunn, M., Harrison, L.J. & Coombe, K. (2008). In good hands: Preparing research-skilled graduates for the early childhood profession. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 24(3), 703-714. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 9, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2007.09.002

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