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Title: Preliminary findings: Early childhood student teachers' perception of their confidence and competence
Contributor(s): Garbett, Dawn (author); Tynan, Belinda (author)
Publication Date: 2004
DOI: 10.1080/1090102040250110
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3031
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.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 25(1), p. 67-74
Publisher: Elsevier
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1090-1027
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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