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Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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The Korean Association of Child Care & Education
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Volume 6, Issue 3 - Dec 2010
Volume 6, Issue 2 - Sep 2010
Volume 6, Issue 1 - Jun 2010
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An Analysis on the Factors of Information Literacy Ability for Young Children
Kwon, Jung-Sim ; Kang, Sang ; Shin, Ji-Hae ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 2, 2010, Pages 1~15
The purpose of this study is to investigate the difference between using computers for an Information Literacy Abilities of Young Children(ILAYC) and development of the ILAYC, with regard to following factors: computer use at home, learning in educational facilities for early childhood, and parents' recognition toward computer-assisted education. The data were obtained from random sampling of 4-year old children in educational facilities for early childhood located in J city. The research was conducted in order to measure ILAYC, using the questionnaire for teachers from September 3 to 27, 2009. The t-test to investigate computer utilization ability and information literacy ability for young children revealed that the ILAYC was not significantly influenced by their computer use at home, while the ILAYC varied with learning in educational facilities and parents' recognition toward computer-assisted education. These are resulted from parents' different recognition toward computer-assisted education when they select an educational facility for early childhood.
The principals' difficulties in opening procedure of employer-supported childcare center
Cha, Mi-Young ; Son, Won-Kyoung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 2, 2010, Pages 17~37
The purpose of this study is to understand principals' difficulties in opening procedure of employer-supported childcare center. Participants of this study were 5 principals of employer-supported childcare center. This study was carried out as a qualitative study with several in-depth interviews in group and individually. The results of this study were as follows: Principals of employer-supported childcare center have hard time 1) due to the lack of understanding of the person in charge about the distinctive nature of childcare center 2) in the relationship with consignee 3) due to collective demands of parents 4) because of the complex administration system 5) because of operation applied to the characteristics of the consigner.
The effect of Child Care-Work Ability Program on Efficacy of Child Care, Role Performance, and Sensitivity of Infant Teachers
Kim, Hyoun-Ji ; Han, Seong-Min ; Jeon, Kyung-Ah ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 2, 2010, Pages 39~56
The purposes of this research are to examine the effect of child care-work ability program; improve efficacy of child care, infant teacher's role performance, and infant teachers' sensitivity about demanding of infants by doing education of improving efficacy of child care, role performance and infant teachers' sensitivity at the nursery center. The subjects of this research are 44 child-care teachers from Jungup city. They are divided into 22 teachers in experiment group and 22 teachers in control group. And teachers answered questionnaires as either pre-test or post-test for evaluating efficacy of child care, and teacher's role performance, and teachers' sensitivity. There are the results of this research. Efficacy of child care, infant teacher's role performance and sensitivity of experimental group members who participated in child care-work ability program significantly increased comparing to its control group members. Finally, we could prove the effect of program which was carried out to child care teachers on improving efficacy of child care, infant teacher's role performance and sensitivity.
The effects of balanced English approach program on five-year-old children's English reading and writing Ability
Cha, Kyong-Na ; Bae, Jae-Jung ; Chung, Chung-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 2, 2010, Pages 57~81
The purpose of this study is to examine the balanced English approach program on five-year-old children's English reading and writing ability. For this study, two classes consisting of five-year-old children in HATBEAT kindergarten in D city were selected. One class was designated as the experimental group and the other as the control group. The balanced English approach program was performed on the experimental group but not on the control group. The balanced English approach program was carried out for 8 weeks. The experimental procedures were in the order of pre-test, the experimental treatment, and post-test. The result of the experiment was evaluated by comparing the pre-test and post-test results. Analysis of data was performed by ANCOVA. The result of the study are as follows. First, in the English reading ability, the experimental group was more enhanced than the control group. Also, for sub-factors of English reading such as alphabet and English word reading ability, the experimental group was more enhanced than the control group. However, in the English book reading ability as a sub- factor of the English reading, there was not much difference in the result between the experimental group and the control group. Second, in the English writing ability, the experimental group were more enhanced than the control group.
Constructing 3-year-old classroom with role play areas based on field-trips
Suh, Hye-Jeong ; Han, Ye-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 2, 2010, Pages 83~115
The purpose of this study is to reveal the insights that teachers has learned through developing preschooler's classroom into field-trip-oriented ones with role play areas. The data of this study was collected from participatory observation and in-depth interviews, which included videos, photos, teachers' journal, descriptive questionnaire, and interview records. The whole process of organizing role-play oriented class was composed of four steps: activities before the trip, activities on-the-spot, activities after the trip, and its evaluation. Firstly, activities before the trip were making the lists of questions, deciding children who ask the questions, making rules on the trip, understanding the purpose of the trip. Secondly, on-the-spot activities included having a tour of the place and asking the questions. Thirdly, activities after the trip was constructing the classroom into small real world with various sections. This required the teachers to reflect the field trips, make plans how to construct, prepare for the data, and furnish the classroom with role-play areas. In the process of furnishing the classroom with small real world, the field trips played a big role as the learning opportunities for language development, and keeping public rules.
The effect of the program for sensory activities devised to encourage spirituality on children self-efficacy
Son, Eun-Hye ; Kim, Young-Joo ; Song, Yeon-Sook ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 2, 2010, Pages 117~133
The purpose of this research is to find out whether children's self-efficacy can be improved by sensory activities devised to encourage spirituality. The survey involved 36 children aged 4 to 5. To measure the subjects' self-efficacy, Jeon Inok(1996)'s tool was used. The 18 members of the experimental group attended a program which was dedicated to promoting spirituality by using sensory activities. The program was administered three times a week for four weeks, totaling 12 sessions, each of which contained a type of activity and lasted about fifty minutes. To the 18 members of the control group, the standard child care curriculum was applied. The levels of the subjects' self-efficacy were measured twice, both in the same way, before and after the children participated in the program. The finding reveals that the program which was designed to boost children's spirituality through sensory activities has positive effect on children's self-efficiency - cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. The self-efficiency level in the experimental group significantly increased by t=7.17(df=34, p<.001) compared to the control group. So, it can be said that the program dedicated to improving spirituality using sensory activities is more effective than the standard child care curriculum.
Cognition on Quality of Childcare-center between Mothers and Directors
Kim, Hye-Gum ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 2, 2010, Pages 135~154
This study was to explore the cognition of mothers and directors about the quality of childcare centers and analyze the differences of cognition of two groups. The subjects were 166 mothers and 178 directors in Gwanak-gu, Seocho-gu, Dongjak-gu in Seoul and Suweon-city, Anyang-city in Gyeonggi-do. The instrument of this study was the questionnaire on the quality of childcare center developed by researcher. The collected data were analyzed using t-test in SPSS 12.0 program. The major findings of this study were as follows: First, mothers evaluated that process area was the most important area, followed by service and structure area. Second, directors evaluated that process area was the most important area, followed by structure and service area. Third, directors evaluated overall quality of childcare center higher than mothers.
Study on the Psychological Well-Being of Employed Married Women with Children in Early Childhood - Focused on family and social support system variables -
Kang, Ran-Hye ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 6, issue 2, 2010, Pages 155~173
The purpose of this study was to find factors affecting the psychological well-being of married working women in Seoul. For this purpose, survey data form 332 employed married women residing in Seoul are used to evaluate the relative effects of Psychological well-being of married working women. Survey questions included demographic information, housework and child-rearing related variables, work related variables, variables related with social support systems, items on child care services for the preschoolers, and psychological well-being of married working women. The major findings were as follows: 1) The psychological well-being of married working women score is 36.14(mean score is 32). The difference between the psychological well-being of married working women varied this according to socio-demographic variables: educational level, income level, spouse's support, occupation, and job satisfaction. 2) The factors that affected psychological well-bing were amount of household labor by husband, job satisfaction, socio-support systems, and educare service satisfaction. 3) The factor that had the most significant impact on the psychological well-being of married working women is job satisfaction. It is suggested to utilize the Employment Assistant Program to establish friendly working environment for married women.