International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Early Childhood Teacher Education in the State of Kuwait: Hindrances and Challenges
Suad A T Noor (PhD)

This paper examined the role of early childhood teachers’ knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about learning/teaching process and the relationship to classroom practice. It critically explored the impact that a range of factors have on teachers’ ability to implement practice that was consistent with their stated beliefs. This research revealed that various constraints related to the university context, to the nursery/kindergarten context and to the social-cultural context influenced their preparation as teacher in State of Kuwait. This paper is also based on a review of international and national research studies. The main issues addressed in this article are: teachers’ pedagogical knowledge; beliefs, attitudes and teaching practice in the classroom.

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