Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
teacher training, early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices
This thesis examines what is needed in the Associate (AA) Degree Early Childhood Education program at one community college to allow graduates to implement Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP). Current research shows that early childhood teachers are more likely to use DAP in their classrooms and continue their professional growth if they:
- Participate in reflection of their practices
- Participate in supervised student teaching with an actively involved supervising Teacher
- Are mentored by a professional in the field of early childhood
- Witness appropriate adult behaviors towards young children
Recommended CitationGreenlee, D. (2006). Teacher Education as a Predictor of the Use of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/229
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