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Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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Volume 11, Issue 6 - Dec 2015
Volume 11, Issue 5 - Oct 2015
Volume 11, Issue 4 - Aug 2015
Volume 11, Issue 3 - Jun 2015
Volume 11, Issue 2 - Apr 2015
Volume 11, Issue 1 - Feb 2015
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Effects of the Infant Teachers' Susceptibility, Efficacy, and Interactions between Teachers and Infants on the Social·Emotional Development of Infants
You, Ji Yeon ; Hwang, Hye Jung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 11, issue 3, 2015, Pages 1~23
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2015.11.3.001
This study examined the effect of infant teacher's sensitivity, efficacy and interaction on the social and emotional development of infants. The participants of this study were 169 infants and their teachers in daycare centers located in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. The instruments were collected through teachers' responses. Data were analyzed through the variance analysis using PASW 18.0 to verify the infant teachers' susceptibility, efficacy, and infant-teacher interaction based on infant teachers' background variables; to find out the relationship between the variables, Pearson correlation analysis was performed, and to find out the relative influence of variables on the infants' social and emotional development, stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed. Results were as follows. Firstly, Among the background variables of the teachers, their career as infant teachers displayed differences in the infants' social and emotional development, and the susceptibility, efficacy, and infant-teacher interactions displayed partial differences based on the teaching career, career as infant teachers, age, daycare center type, and the academic background of the teachers. Secondly, there were positive relationships between infant teacher's sensitivity, efficacy and interaction and infants' social and emotional development. Thirdly, infant teachers' sensitivity, efficacy and infant-teacher interaction had an influence on infants' social and emotional development at the same time. Especially, sensitivity and interaction were powerful and influential variables and their explained variance was 53%. These results suggested that teachers' efforts must be made to interact positively with infants and to increase their sensitivity level to respond to infants in order to increase infants' social and emotional development.
Perceptions of Pre-service Early Childhood Teachers before Practicum on Teaching Practicum through Metaphor Analysis
Jung, Hye young ; Kim, Mi Jin ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 11, issue 3, 2015, Pages 25~44
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2015.11.025
The aim of this research is to provide more proper teaching practicum chances through getting practical implications by pre-service early childhood teachers' perception of teaching practicum through investigating pre-service early childhood teacher's perception of teaching practicum using metaphors. Participants were 121 pre-service early childhood teachers'. They were early childhood education freshmen and sophomores who did not experience teaching practicum. The opened survey expressing metaphors about teaching practicum was conducted. The results showed that participants suggested 114 metaphors and those were coded and divided. The results were categorized into 11 types including 'It is hard but also fruitful.', 'It is a new experience.', 'It is hard and difficult.', 'It is meaningful and important.', 'I am afraid and worried.', 'I learn a lot.', 'I have to go though it.', 'I have to make an effort.', 'It is pleasant.', 'I am evaluated.' and 'others'. We expect that this research will give a chance to review what the teaching practicum means to pre-service early childhood teachers and make plans for pre-service early childhood teachers to prepare the teaching practicum with proper perception.
The Effect of Infant Teacher's Stress Coping Strategies and Directors' Emotional Leadership on Intention to Change Jobs
Kim, Jung Hee ; Shin, See Yeoun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 11, issue 3, 2015, Pages 45~62
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2015.11.045
The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of infant teachers' stress coping strategies and directors' emotional leadership on intention to change jobs. The subjects in this study were 156 infant teachers working in child care centers in Gangwon-do province. A Stress coping strategies questionnaire and intention to change jobs questionnaire, and directors' emotional leadership questionnaire were used for this study. For the research analysis, frequency, Cronbach's
coefficient, and Pearson's correlation were calculated and regression analysis were conducted. The results are as follows. Firstly, it was revealed that the scale of intention to change jobs decreases as the scales of problem-focused coping strategies and directors' emotional leadership increase. As the scales of directors' emotional leadership also increase, the scales of problem-focused and social support seeking coping strategies increases. Secondly, it is revealed that infant teachers' problem-focused coping strategies have a statistically meaningful negative influence on intention to change jobs. Thirdly, directors' emotional leadership is also shown to have a statistically meaningful negative influence on infant teachers' intention to change jobs. In order to reduce infant teachers' intention to change jobs, this study can provide a basic guideline to develop programs that enhance directors' emotional leadership and infant teachers' stress coping attitudes.
The Relationship among Early Childhood Teachers' Perception on the Purpose of Multicultural Education, Multicultural Sensitivity and Multicultural Teaching Efficacy
Kim, Mi Jin ; Kim, Hye Jin ; Son, You Jin ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 11, issue 3, 2015, Pages 63~83
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2015.11.3.063
The purpose of this study was to examine the multicultural sensitivity of early childhood teachers, their perception on the purpose of multicultural education and any possible differences in those regards according to their background variables in an effort to determine the influence of the multicultural sensitivity of early childhood teachers and their perception on the purpose of multiculitural education on multicultural sensitivity, as the two variables were closely bound up with multicultural teaching efficacy. The subjects in this study were 283 selected early childhood teachers. The findings of the study were as follows: First, as for perception on the purpose of multicultural education, caring-centered perception was most common among the early childhood teachers, and their scores in multicultural sensitivity were a little above average. Second, there were significant differences among the teachers in multicultural sensitivity and perception on the purpose of multicultural education according to career, age and academic credential. Third, multicultural sensitivity and four perceptions on the purpose of multicultural education had a significant positive correlation with multicultural teaching efficacy. Multicultural sensitivity exerted the largest influence on multicultural teaching efficacy. Among the four perceptions of the purpose of multicultural education, caring-centered perception and social action-centered one turned out to have an impact on the subvariables of multicultural teaching efficacy. This study will provide basic information to prepare some solutions that enforce ealry childhood teachers' mulitucultutral education ability by improving their multicultural teaching efficacy.
Problem Behaviors of Young Children in the Transitional
Song, Jin Young ; Song, Jin Suk ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 11, issue 3, 2015, Pages 85~102
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2015.11.085
The purpose of this study is to investigate the variables that affect the problem behavior of children and to examine the relationships between problem behavior of young children in relation to the child's characteristics(temperament and ego-resiliency), the mother's characteristics(parenting stress and personality characteristics), and the teacher's characteristics(teacher-child relationship and emotional expressiveness). The researcher surveyed 314 parents and 56 teachers of young children in the transitional period from 32 early childhood institutes in Daejeon. The summaries of the results of the study are as seen below. First, the child's gender and mother's education were statistically significant variables in explaining the variance in problem behavior of young children. More boys than girls showed more problem behaviors and children of mothers who graduated university showed less problem behavior. Second, teacher-child relationship was the most predictive variable in problem behavior of young children. Children who had good relationships with their teachers showed less problem behavior and children who had poor relationships with their teachers showed more problem behavior. The results of this study can provide basic data for consulting and developing program to prevent and treat the problem behavior of young children to consider the development of children.
The Perception and Expectation about the Realities and Formations of Partnership between the Home and Early Childhood Educational Setting of Parents and Teachers: Foundation of Warm Educational Communities
Chung, Kai Sook ; Kyun, Ju Youn ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 11, issue 3, 2015, Pages 103~127
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2015.11.103
This study is based on the criticism against life contempt tendency in the educational environment of our society. The purpose of this study is to find out the perception and expectation about the realities and formations of partnership between the home and early childhood educational setting of parents and teachers. The ultimate aim is to build a foundation which transforms educational settings into warm educational communities. The research participants were 4 mothers whose children attended the setting and 4 teachers of the early childhood educational setting (8 participants in total). The research results were as follows. The perception of the realities about partnership of parents and teachers was sub-categorized into four categories: 1)"partnership": essential aspect in children's positive development, 2) practicing with vague concepts, 3) lacking the awareness of companion or partnership, 4) disturbing cooperation between parents and teachers from external issues and problems. The expectation of parents and teachers about formation of partnership between home and early childhood educational setting was sub-categorized into five categories: 1) building of community consciousness for better partnership, 2) developing empathy and communication skills between parents and teachers for mutual understanding, 3) considering various strategies to promote partnership with different styles of parents, 4) activating teacher training and parent education in link with local universities and on-line, 5) providing support from the national level to establish new relationships between home and educational settings. Consequently, it will lead early childhood education settings to be transformed into warm educational communities which orientate respect for life.
Analysis of Research Trends on Children's Counting in Korea
Lee, Jeong Hwa ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 11, issue 3, 2015, Pages 129~148
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2015.11.129
The purpose of this study was to look into trends in research concerned with children's counting in Korea. A total of 59 studies on counting including journal articles, master's & doctoral theses were analyzed in terms of the period of time, content, and research methods. The results showed that 1)
of the total studies on counting were published in 2001~2005, 2) the most frequent content was the developmental trend of young children's counting ability and then the relation between counting ability and various mathematical competence, 3) most of the studies targeted normal early childhood children from 3~5 years old and used the quantitative method. These results showed that the domestic research on counting have limits in the research topics, subjects, and methodology. The researcher presents three suggestions for further research. Frist, topics that are not enough revealed in the previous studies, for examples, counting backwards, counting by collections such as tens, fives, twos, and counting errors in young children need to be further studied. Second, counting behavior and ability of young children under 3 years olds need to be investigated. Third, there is a need to increase the studies using qualitative methods.
An Analysis of Research on Nuri-Curriculum
Kim, Min Hee ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 11, issue 3, 2015, Pages 149~167
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2015.11.149
This study aims to propose the future direction of research of the Nuri-Curriculum, a national level curriculum, analyzing the subjects, the research methods, and the contents of Nuri-Curriculum studies, and current research trends. For these purposes, 102 Nuri-Curriculum articles in major child care-related journals from 2012-2015 are reviewed. PASW 18.0 program was used to calculate frequency and percentage rate. The major findings are as follows. First, a considerable amount of research has been carried out despite a relatively short implementation period. Second, many research topics dealt with include curriculum-related material. Third, 74.5 percent of the articles used quantitative methods, and content-analysis was the most widely used method among them. On the contrary, there was relatively less research which used the experimental method applying the curriculum to real practice, observational or qualitative method. Fourth, most of the research contents focus on the direction of making of the curriculum. Therefore, this paper proposes the necessity of supplementary research including its application to real practice as the research approaches on the Nuri-Curriculum performed so far have been limited.