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A Study on Childcare Teachers` Cooperation Experiences with Nuri Curriculum Teaching Assistants
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 37, Issue 3,  2016, pp.123-133
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/kjcs.2016.37.3.123
 Title & Authors
A Study on Childcare Teachers` Cooperation Experiences with Nuri Curriculum Teaching Assistants
Cho, Jooyeon; Yang, Sungeun;
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Objective: The aim of this study was to achieve a qualitative understanding of childcare teachers` cooperation experiences with Nuri curriculum teaching assistants. Methods: The study adopted a qualitative research design. Participants comprised 23 childcare teachers working with Nuri curriculum teaching assistants. Focus group interviews were conducted to discuss their cooperation experience with the teaching assistants. Qualitative themes analyses were carried out following individual-level analyses, group-level analyses, and cross-group-comparisons. Results and Conclusion: The results showed that childcare teachers, at first, had low expectation for Nuri curriculum teaching assistants because they have ambiguous job descriptions. However, the teachers` actual interactions exhibited cooperation effects on improving the quality of childcare. Childcare teachers suggested the ways to promote cooperation between childcare teachers and Nuri curriculum teaching assistants at individual and systemic levels.
Nuri curriculum teaching assistants;cooperation experiences;qualitative study;focus group interviews;
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