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A Study on the Perception and the Need of Early Childhood Teachers on Forest Experience Activities
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A Study on the Perception and the Need of Early Childhood Teachers on Forest Experience Activities
Kang, Young-Sik;
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This study is intended to look into early childhood teachers` perceptions and needs for forest experience activities. To achieve this, a survey was carried out to 170 early childhood teachers in kindergartens and child care centers in Daejeon city. The SPSS(Statistical Package for Social Science) v. 18.0 was used for data analysis through the process of data coding and data cleaning. The frequency analysis was conducted for the general state of those surveyed. The frequency analysis, ANOVA and factor analysis were conducted for the perceptions and needs for forest experience activities. The findings showed that early childhood teachers had positive perceptions for the educational effects of forest experience activities. Especially, they perceived that the educational programs of forest experience activities need to be highly recommended to early children as forest experience education is important for forest experience activities. Consequently, forest experience education is just as important and useful for early children to learn the importance of coexistence with human and nature, and develop a sense of community by interacting with nature.
Forest Experience Activities;Educational Effect;Perception and Need of Early Childhood Teachers;
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