Using the frameworks of cultural responsiveness and classroom management, the Early Childhood Ecology Scale (ECES) is developed to be an observation and reflective tool to examine teacher candidates' notions of classroom ecology. It includes five sub-domains to measure teacher's interaction with diverse students. These subdomains are sociocognitive, sociocultural , sociolinguisitc, socioemotional, and sociophysical.
Diverse Teaching Practice; Positive ethnic-racial attitudes
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Flores, B., & Riojas-Cortez, M. (2009). Measuring early childhood teacher candidates' conceptualizations of a culturally responsive classroom ecology. The Journal of Classroom Interaction, 44(2), 4-13. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23869608
Flores, B., Casebeer, C. M., & Riojas-Cortez, M. (2011). Validation of the early childhood ecology scale-revised: A reflective tool for teacher candidates. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 32(3), 266-286. https://www.doi.org/10.1080/10901027.2011.594487