Exploring the Beliefs of Commencing Early Childhood Education Graduate Students: Providing Insights to Improve Teacher Education Programs

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Title Exploring the Beliefs of Commencing Early Childhood Education Graduate Students: Providing Insights to Improve Teacher Education Programs
Author Garvis, Susie; Fluckiger, Beverley; Twigg, Danielle
Journal Name Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Australia
Publisher ECU
Abstract In response to the increased demand for qualified early childhood educators in Queensland, many universities are being challenged to tailor make programs and identify innovative practices that support individuals interested in pursuing such a teaching qualification. Although research indicates that beliefs and perceptions are an important influence on pre-service teacher success in teacher education programs as well as in the workforce, little is known, however, about those of students as they enter early childhood education programs. This study focuses on the beliefs and perceptions that students bring to a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education (GDipECE) being offered at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. This snapshot provides key messages for teacher educators interested in improving the quality of teaching and learning.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol37/iss1/6/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2012. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the authors.
Volume 37
Issue Number 1, Article 6
Page from 93
Page to 105
ISSN 0313-5373
Date Accessioned 2012-01-30
Date Available 2012-09-10T23:17:20Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46130
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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