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Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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Volume 6, Issue 3 - Dec 2010
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Korean Immigrant Elderly's Generativity and Care-giving Experiences of Their Grandchildren
Oh, Kyung-Seuk ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 1~21
This study examined Korean immigrant elderly's generativity and care-giving experiences of their grandchildren according to their level of generativity. In-depth interview and participant observation method were used. First, this study used Loyola Generativity Scale in order to find Korean immigrant elderly's generativity level. 4 grandparents were selected as a group of low generativity level and 4 grandparents as high level. Grandparents with low generativity level showed non-voluntary care-giving, severe care-giving stress, guilty feeling for their adult children and shame for their ancestors, anxiety for the unstable future, lack of self-care, and lack of social assistance. Grandparents with high generativity level showed voluntary care-giving, positive reaction for the reversed parental care, feeling of usefulness for care-giving, hope for the future, existence of self-care, and existence of social assistance. Further discussion and suggestions were made from the study results.
Emotional Availability of working mothers and their 24~48 month-olds in child care centers
Han, Sung-Hee ; Lee, Young ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 23~45
The purposes of this study were to explore the level of emotional availability of working mothers and their 24~48month-olds (67 dyads: 33 boys and 34 girls) in child care centers and to examine the relationship between the mother-child emotional availability and the related variables of working mothers and their children. Emotional Availability Scales (EA, 3rd edition) developed by Biringen, Z., Robinson, J., & and Emde, R.N. (1998) was used. Mother's work-family conflict, maternal parenting stress, and maternal depression, temperament of child, personal background were measured. The results of this study were as follows: The level of mother-child emotional availability was above in the middle level. There were significant differences in the mother-child emotional availability by maternal educational level and family income level, and significant negative correlation between maternal parenting stress and mother-child emotional availability. There was significant difference in the mother-child emotional availability by the starting point of child care experience. Mother-child emotional availability were significantly explained by family income level, maternal parenting stress, and the starting point of child care experience.
The Influence of Mother's Child-rearing Attitude, Temperament and Goodness of Fit of Infant's on Adjustment to Childcare Center
Kim, Ki-Hong ; Lee, Ju-Rhee ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 47~65
The current study aims to examine differences of mother's child-rearing attitude by background variables of infant's and mothers, the influence of mother's child-rearing attitude, temperament and goodness of fit of infant's on adjustment to childcare center, and relative influence among elements. Subjects for the study were 165 infant's of two year old attending 8 childcare centers in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Jeju-do, and their mothers and homeroom teachers at childcare centers. As a result of the study, it was found that there was no difference in background variables such as sex and order among siblings of infant's, childcare experience and average hours at childcare centers a day, and mother's age and job, while there were differences in mother's child-rearing attitude by mother's education, household's monthly income and mother's working hours per week. Also it was observed that mother's restrictive attitude, positive attitude and infant's regular temperament influenced their adjustment to childcare centers, and relatively influential elements on general adjustment to childcare centers were mother's restrictive attitude and positive attitude. That IS, it was found that as mother's restrictive attitude and positive attitude were high, infant's general adjustment to childcare centers became high. These study results show that if infant's learn basic rules and habits from parents at home by having positive relationship with mothers, getting appropriate educative instruction, having proper autonomy and obtaining positive assessment from their mothers, rather than strict restriction or bluff, can adapt themselves to childcare centers with no difficulty.
The relations of toddlers' temperament, mother's rearing attitude, and teacher interaction to Toddlers' Language Ability
Kim, Hyeon ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 67~93
The purpose of the present study was to examine how 25~36-month-old toddlers' temperament, mother's rearing attitude, teacher interaction relates to their language abilities and to analyze the predictive power of these variables in predicting language ability. The subjects were 206 toddlers, 206 mothers and 38 class teachers at child care center in G metropolitan city. The collected data were analyzed using Pearson's correlation analysis and stepwise multiple regression analysis on SPSS program. The results of this study were as follow. First, there was a significant relationship between mother's rearing attitude, teacher interaction and toddlers language abilities. However, toddlers' temperament showed no significant correlations with toddlers language abilities. Second, teacher's positive attitude was the best predictor of toddlers language abilities. Toddlers' reactivity and mother's rational guidance were also predictors of toddlers' language abilities.
Research Trends in Science Education For Young Children
Son, Won-Kyoung ; Park, Jin-Hee ; Jeon, Ju-Young ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 95~114
The purpose of this study is explores the trend in Science of early childhood education. The subjects of analysis were the articles in the six journals registered with the Korean Research Foundation. The articles were analyzed by research type, data collection method, data analyzing method, research sample and research subject. As results of this study, the greatest number of research type was the quantitative research, the most frequently used data analyzing method was t-test(difference verification), samples were generally children and the largest number of study subjects were child development.
Impacts of Career Education by Vocational Cards for School Children on the Career Development of the male and female in Elementary School
Kim, Ji-Young ; Suh, Young-Sook ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 115~135
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of career education utilizing vocational cards for school children on the career development of the male and female in elementary school who were in the career awareness stage, which was the rudimentary career development stage. The subjects in this study were 32(15 boys and 17 girls) students m one of seven fifth-grade classes in 'Angolpo' elementary school located in the city of J, South Gyeong-sang Province. Career education was provided to them by employing vocational cards for school children in six sessions for three weeks, twice a week, 40 to 45 minutes each. The major findings of the study were as follows; (l)the career education that utilized vocational cards for school children had a positive effect on developing the career development of the elementary schoolers. (2)the career education that utilized vocational cards for school children had a positive effect on developing the career development of the elementary school boys. (3)the career education that utilized vocational cards for school children had a positive effect on developing the career development of the elementary school girls. The above-mentioned findings illustrated that the career education utilizing vocational cards for school children was effective at stepping up the career development of the male and female in elementary school.
The effects of adult attachment and satisfaction with life on affection-rejection parenting in preschoolers' mothers
Kim, Ji-Young ; Min, Ha-Yeoung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 137~155
This study investigates the relationships among adult attachment, satisfaction with life and affection-rejection parenting in preschoolers' mothers. The participants were 339 preschoolers' mothers in Daegu or Gyeongbok Province. The collected data were analyzed by single and multiple regressions, using SPSS PC(15.0 version). The results are as follows. (1) Adult attachment and satisfaction with life was positively associated with affection parenting in preschoolers' mothers. Adult attachment and satisfaction with life was negatively associated with rejection parenting In preschoolers' mothers. (2) The influence of adult attachment on affection-rejection parenting was rather higher than satisfaction with life in preschoolers' mothers. (3) The explanation power adult attachment on rejection parenting was rather higher than on affection parenting in preschoolers' mothers.
The Study on Effects of "the Unsafe Food Program" designed For Improving Children's Eating Habits
Seo, Sun-Suk ; Lee, Ju-Rhee ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 157~176
The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of "The unsafe food program" designed for improving children's biased eating habits coming from defenceless exposure to the instant food, fast food and adulterated food with MSG and artificial additives with analyzing the current condition of children's biased eating habits and preference for the unsafe foods. This program was performed for 5 year old children who was attending the kindergarten run by the author every day for two months. "The unsafe food program" consisted of the surveys on the parents' attitude towards food and health and children's eating habits, and of programs that was designed to attract children's attention to their daily food intake and to provide physical fitness, information about differences between wholesome food and junk food, and junk food's bad impacts on human body for children. In order to see the changes of children's body through this program, two physical examinations was preformed: SH pharmaceutical company's hair test to measure the accumulation level of toxic metal in children's hair and children's nutrition level before starting the program, and Ilsan Health Center's 'INBODY' test to analyze children's body composition such as body weight, skeletal muscle mass, body fat mass, BMI, body fat percentage and so on before and after the program. The results from this program follow as below. First, the unsafe foods were excluded from children's diet after parents came to recognize the negative effects of the unsafe foods. Second, children became highly interested in their daily diet through the course of gathering information by themselves and discussions together while testing and analyzing foods, and children demonstrated more self-restraint on fast food and instant food. Third, children's body constitution turned out to be improved by physical fitness in addition to this program. Fourth, children formed a good habit of eating well-balanced diet consisting of vegetables, staple food and fruits through this program designed to improve children's biased eating habits. From the results of this study it was confirmed that "the unsafe food project" had effects on improving children's eating habits.
Meaning of Student Teaching Experiences in Daycare Centers for Toddler
Chun, Hye-Jeong ; Suh, Young-Sook ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 177~199
The purpose of this study was to provide a better understanding of prospective teachers' experiences during their toddler educaring practicum and what the meanings of their experiences are. A narrative study on practicum experiences was conducted with four junior students who major in early childhood education in A university in Seoul. The experiences of prospective teachers in daycare centers for toddler were diverse. Such diverse experiences allowed teachers to find the meaning of the relationship between teacher and toddler and to learn what being a teacher was like. And they showed positive changes in their attitude toward practicum and becoming toddler care and education teachers following improved understanding about the lives and development of toddlers and care-giving and teaching skills. The meaning of toddler educaring practicum was explained as building justification for existence and essential identity through continuous self-reflection, and experiencing happiness of caring and teaching toddlers. During the practice, they also learned that teachers in charge of toddlers should understand their lives, provide child friendly and stable environments, and be receptive and sensitively respond to them according to their needs and developmental levels. Student teachers realized that their role was to give loving care and to have sincere concern about the lives of toddlers.
The development of a mentoring program assisting freshmen belonging to the early childhood education in three year college to adapt to their major
Suh, Hye-Jeong ; Won, Kye-Son ; Lim, Jin-Hyung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 201~230
The purpose of this study is to develop a mentoring program to assist freshmen who are part of the early childhood education in three year college in order to help them adjust to the major. Focus group interviews were conducted to find the difficulties that freshmen have experienced in adapting to their major. Afterward, the data was collected through brainstorming and questionnaires to find the solutions to their problems. The results showed that the troubles freshmen experienced were grouped into intrapersonal, interpersonal, and support system problems. In order to help these freshmen, it is needed to reduce their difficulties and to offer an informational guide which consist of the contents to adapt them to their college life. The mentoring program for freshmen of the early childhood education In three year college have consisted of the guides helping the troubles of adaptation to their major and the information needed to freshmen. The program has 8 sessions and it's contents were categorized into a time management, an academic activity, a social relationship development, a career and employment preparation and an extracurricular activity.
Analysis on Stage of Concern of Practical Training Teachers About the Instructional media during the Child Care Practice
Kang, Mun-Suk ; Park, Choul-Soo ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 231~250
The purpose of this study is to analyze the case in which we can identify how the SoC of Practical training teachers about the instructional media changes and why these change appears during the child care practice when we assumpt that for Practical training teachers to use the instructional media is that they participate in change during child care practice. In case A, the SoC moves from Stage 0 to Stage 1, Stage 6. In case B, the SoC moves from Stage 0 to Stage 2. In case C and D, the SoC of the Practical Training Teachers are not changed. Above this, we identify the SoC of Practical training teachers. Case A and B change the SoC, but Case C and D does not change the SoC after child care practice. We identify that the reason why there are differences is that according to (1) the training of the perception of practical training teachers, curriculum, knowledge related to instructional media before child care practice, and (2) time, the SoC of practical training teachers about instructional media is changed. In the end, we make a suggestion for the following research. First, a comparative study will be made of other students of the department for child care in the same college or other college. Second, we need to make a study for analyzing SoC profile after supporting instructional assistances.
Variables Associated with Children's Social Behavior
Moon, Hyuk-Jun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 1, 2010, Pages 251~267
This study analyzed variables that affect children's social behavior. The subjects were 1000 kindergarten children and their mothers living in Korea. Instruments used in this study were the Children's Social Behavior, Temperament, Emotional Intelligence, Maternal Characteristics, and Parental Involvement Checklist. Collected data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation, and multiple regression analysis. Results showed that (a) girls had higher social behavior score than boys. (b) For both boys and girls' social behavior was related to children's temperament and emotional intelligence. Particularly, children's emotional intelligence was the strongest predictor for both boys and girls' social behavior.