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Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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Volume 5, Issue 2 - Dec 2009
Volume 5, Issue 1 - Jun 2009
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Creative Personality and Teacher Efficacy of Pre-service Kindergarten Teachers
Lee, You-Mi ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 5, issue 2, 2009, Pages 1~20
This paper is intended as an investigation of relation between pre-service kindergarten teacher's creative personality and teacher's efficacy. Subjects of this study were 160 third grade students of S collage & Y collage. They were major in infant or early childhood education and have an field practice experience of nurture and education. Tool for measurement is Creative Personality Scale of Ha Juhyun and TEBI(Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument) teacher's efficacy test which is modified by Kim Sunnam. The collected data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA. post hoc Scheffe' test. Pearson's correlation and stepwise regression. The following results were obtained. First, there is no difference in creative personality according to academic grade, age, experience of leadership in collage. Second. there is a static relation between age of pre-service kindergarten teacher and teacher's efficacy especially personal teacher's efficacy. Third, points of creative personality is relative to teacher's efficacy, especially relative to personal teacher's efficacy. Among the sub-factors of creative personality, factors estimates teacher's personal efficacy are 'self belief, imagination and open mind'. On these ground, I comment on curriculum which will educate creative personality of pre-service kindergarten teacher.
A Study on the Effects of Reading & Discussion Activities on Children's Self-Esteem in Social Welfare Center Named 'Gongbubang'
Kim, Ji-Young ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 5, issue 2, 2009, Pages 21~42
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of reading and discussion activities on children's self-esteem in a social welfare center called 'Gongbubang.' A reading/discussion program was constructed to serve the purpose of the study and suit the selected children by referring to earlier studies that found reading programs were effective at boosting the self-esteem of elementary schoolers. The subjects in this study were 21 children in 'HaedamGongbubang', a general social welfare center located in an urban region in South Gyeongsang Province. Out of them, 12 children who involved four boys and eight girls were selected as an experimental group, and nine who included five boys and four girls were grouped into a control group. The reading/discussion program was implemented in eight sessions during a four-week period of time from September 23 to October 15, 2009, twice a week, 50 to 55 minutes each. The instrument used in this study was Yoon Hyang-mi(2008)'s Self-Esteem Inventory, and the collected data were analyzed with a SPSS 12.0 program. The major findings of the study were as follows: First, the reading and discussion activities had an effect on bolstering the general self, social self and academic self of the children in the Gongbubang, a social welfare center. Second, the reading and discussion activities were effective at improving the general self and academic self of the school boys in the Gongbubang, a social welfare center. Third, the reading and discussion activities had an effect on fostering the social self and academic self of the school girls in the Gongbubang, a social welfare center. The findings of the study illustrated that the reading and discussion activities had an effect on furthering the self-esteem of the children in the Gongbubang, a social welfare center, and those activities are expected to be conducive to the self-esteem of children in Gongbubangs, which are social we lfare centers.
A Case Study of Art Therapy for Decrease in Depression and Anxiety and Improve in Self-esteem of maladaptive Behavior Child
Lee, Young-Hwan ; Jeong, Nam-Ju ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 5, issue 2, 2009, Pages 43~71
This study is aimed at performing art therapy and looking into the effect on declining depression and anxiety and improving self-esteem, targeting at maladaptive behavior child in home and school living. So, this study made an application of fine art programs 2 session a week, for 50minutes each, total 24 sessions, targeting at elementary 1st girl graders(7 years old in full) in J city. In the end-term, this study performed a fine art therapy for 6 sessions together with mother-children. This study used a Korean-style Children Depression Invcntory(CDI) developed by Kovacs and Beak(1977) and adapted by Jo Su Cheol and Lee Young Sik(1990) to look into children's decline in depression and anxiety and Revised Child Manifest Anxiety Scale(RCMAS) produced by Reynolds and Richmond(1978) and adapted by Jo Su Cheol and Choi Jin Suk(1990) to look into improvement of self-esteem. This study performed and analyzed KHTP, KPD painting examination, prior as well as post, to perform children's emotional appraisal and analyzed, classified with sessions, children's change in the progress of programs. The results of this study were as follows: First, fine art therapy was effective in declining children's depression and anxiety. Second, fine art therapy was effective in improving children's self-esteem. Third, children changed their emotional stability affirmatively in KHTP, KFD painting tests. Family affinity and cohesion were strengthened and changed into friendly family. Fourth, in the progress of programs, classified with sessions, children inclined their depression and anxiety and improved their self-esteem. This study leads to the result that art therapy inclines depression and anxiety in maladaptive behavior child and has an affirmative effect on improving self-esteem.
Multicultural Childcare in Japan: Current Circumstances and Future Perspectives
Kang, Ran-Hye ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 5, issue 2, 2009, Pages 73~90
The number of multi-cultural members. such as immigrant labors, international marriage women are gradually increasing in Japan society. Now it might be said that Japan has become a multi-cultural society. Recently in Japanese kindergartens and nursery schools the numbers of foreign and bi-cultural children are increasing. The aim of this paper is to review the researches on the cultural diversity in the Japan, especially in childcare. Methodology proceeds from a review of related literature to internet-based data and to the statistics issued by the government. Through reviewing them, the problems of teachers' assumptions and the importance of discussions about teachers' competencies to educate minority children and to communicate with their parents were suggested. As a switch over to multi-cultural society is occurring in Japan, the attitude of assimilationism is weakening, and the local community is now beginning to tolerate the multi-cultural childcare. Consequently, It was over to age that is distinguish identity from only nationality.
An analysis of children's engagement behavior and teachers' linguistic behavior by type of group activity in program of 5 years' class
Bae, In-Ja ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 5, issue 2, 2009, Pages 91~112
The purpose of this study was to analysis children's engagement behavior and teachers' linguistic behavior by type of group activity in kindergarten. The subjects were 45 children and 2 teachers of 5 years' class in 2 kindergarten. The data were collected by 16 times observation in general classrooms for 4 weeks to explore the children's engagement behavior and teachers' linguistic behavior. The results of this study are as follows: Firstly, the large group and structural activity from initiated teacher's plan. Secondly, children's watching and listening behavior was most frequently shown in academic large group activity. And children's active engagement behavior was most frequently shown in free play of peer group. Finally teachers explained and directed frequently in academic large group activity. And teacher praise and permission was frequently shown in free play of small group teacher-child interaction. Consequently, it is important to recognize the relationships between the activity type and children's engagement behavior in organized daily program for early child education.