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Mindfulness in Teacher Education: A Constructivist Approach to Stress Reduction for Teacher Candidates and Their Students
Childhood Education
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2017
Pages: 153 - 158
Sources ID: 62741
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Mindfulness in teacher education, and especially early childhood special education, offers new teachers self-help methodologies that can relieve their personal stress while passing along these same strategies to the special education students in their classrooms. This study explores a constructivist approach to learning mindfulness in teacher candidates' first graduate early childhood special education class and asks these pre-service teachers to infuse mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques (MBSR) into their own classrooms.