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What is Teacher Candidate: Individuals admitted to

Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education
or enrolled in, programs for the initial or advanced preparation of teachers, teachers continuing their professional development, or other school professionals. Candidates are distinguished from students in P–12 schools.
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Disposition and Early Childhood Education Preservice Teachers: A Social Justice Stance
Ursula Thomas (Georgia State University-Perimeter College, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0897-7.ch013
This study sought to investigate the development of social justice dispositions in early childhood preservice teachers. The participants of the study included two preservice teachers assigned to a four-week prekindergarten field experience, one Black and the other White, both female. This was a qualitative study utilizing observational case study methods and open coding. Data were collected using the Cultural Fluency Survey, the annotated lesson plans of the preservice teachers, and the reflective journal the kept; as well as the recorded responses of the prekindergarten students during the literature lesson in pictorial form. The researchers found the early childhood preservice teachers who participated in this study exhibited strong social justice dispositions in development. The current study may help teacher educators consider what areas of the early childhood program could be changed to equip relevant preservice teachers with multiple opportunities and field placement.
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