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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1090102040250110

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 ORO ID
  • 37972
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1745-5642
  • Keywords
  • early childhood teacher education; subject content knowledge; confidence; competence
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Other Departments > Vice-Chancellor's Office
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  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2004 Elsevier Inc.
  • Depositing User
  • Belinda Tynan

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