The Power of Reflective Writing for Early Childhood Teachers in Palestine

Date
2015-02-02
Authors
Kahles, Buad
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Sciedu Press
Abstract
This research aimed to highlight the power of reflective writing for early childhood teachers in Palestine, seven teachers in Palestine participated in this qualitative study, they were asked to write their reflections for 18 months. Data was gathered using semi-structured interviews and reflective writing journals. Data was analyzed using thematic analysis approach in order to determine the possible effects of using reflective writing with teachers on developing their reflective thinking. The results of the study indicated that reflective writing was capable of developing teachers’ reflective thinking and helped them to change their attitudes toward themselves and empower them as well.
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reflective teaching, empowerment, reflective writing
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