Preliminary findings: early childhood student teachers' perception of their confidence and competence

Garbett, Dawn and Tynan, Belinda (2004) Preliminary findings: early childhood student teachers' perception of their confidence and competence. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 25 (1). pp. 67-74. ISSN 1090-1027

Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to examine early childhood student teachers' perceptions of their confidence and competence in the subject areas of the New Zealand Curriculum Framework (NZCF). The preliminary findings are presented from an analysis of questionnaires, testing and focus group interviews. Study design and methods of collecting data are detailed. The students indicated their own perceptions of their confidence and competence in various subject areas and three influences became apparent from their responses. Teacher educators may find these preliminary results informative and instructive for the design of preservice early childhood education programmes.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Professor Belinda Tynan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 04:34
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: early childhood teacher education; subject content knowledge; confidence; competence
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/1090102040250110
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21139

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