In an effort to identify the impact of teacher education on P-12 classroom practices, and ultimately on P-12 student learning, this study investigates the differences between two instructional environments in an undergraduate early childhood teacher education program. Data in this qualitative study were collected from students in two methods courses. Content for each course was identical. However, one instructor taught in a center-based instructional environment while the other instructor taught in a non center-based instructional environment. The data show that students in the center-based environment perceived more opportunities to develop autonomy and intrinsic motivation compared to students in the non center-based environment.longitudinal data can be collected that may provide evidence to investigate the links between teacher education candidatesa#39; learning and their P-12 classroom practice, as well as the link between P-12 instructional strategies and P-12anbsp;...
|Title||:||Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood Teacher Education: A Comparison of Two Approaches|
|Author||:||Amy E. Allen|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|