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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 7, Issue 4 - Dec 2011
Volume 7, Issue 3 - Sep 2011
Volume 7, Issue 2 - Jun 2011
Volume 7, Issue 1 - Mar 2011
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The relationship among mother's adult attachment, psychological well-being and affection parenting in low income class and middle income class
Min, Ha Yeoung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 1~20
This study investigated the relationships among mother's adult attachment, psychological well-being and affection parenting in low-income class and middle income class The subjects were 339 mothers who reared 3-5 old age child in Daegu and Gyoungbuk Province. The collected data were analyzed by t-test, Pearson's correlation, single and hierachical multiple regression, using SPSS Win 15.0. The results were as follows. (1) Adult attachment fully exerted indirect effects on affection parenting mediated by psychological well-being in low income class of mothers. (2) But adult attachment partly exerted indirect effects on affection parenting mediated by psychological well-being in middle income class of mothers.
The Effects of Social Capital of Child's Perceived Parent-child Relationship, Ego-resilience and Sociodemographic Variables on Children's Happiness
Jung, Hyun Jung ; Moon, Hyuk Jun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 21~42
This study examined the effects of social capital, ego-resilience and sociodemographic variables on children's Happiness. The subjects were 426 5th and 6th grade students living in Seoul. Collected data was subjected to descriptive statistical analysis, t-test, and multiple regression analysis. Results were :(a) Happiness index was higher in the fifth grade and the higher the economic level. There were no significant differences in gender. (b) Ego-resilience was deeply related to Children's Happiness.
A Study on Current Status of English Education for Toddlers and Influential Variables upon Mothers' Demand
Chun, Hui Young ; Seo, Hyun Ah ; Jwa, Seung Hwa ; Bae, Mi Sook ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 43~65
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of English education for toddlers at home and institutes, and influential variables upon mothers' demand on English education for their toddlers. Four hundred forty-one mothers who have toddlers under 36 months-old were surveyed using a questionnaire. Data were analyzed using frequency and logistic regression. Results of this study were as follows: It was found that 30.9% of mothers were providing English education to their toddlers. They started English education when their toddlers were between 24 months and 36 months because of parents' decision or English education in child care centers. English education was mostly given to their toddlers once or twice a week, less than 30 minutes a time with Korean teachers who majored in English. English lessons were focused on simple dialogue using multi media, worksheets, and workbooks. In other sense, 66.0% of mothers showed a positive perspective toward English education for toddlers. The higher salary, years of education, and degree of agreement on English education based on physiological, linguistic, and social perspectives were, the stronger the demand on English education was. Results of this study suggested that appropriate guidance for English education for toddlers needs to be provided.
The Actual Condition and Development Direction of A Community Child Center
Yee, Young Hwan ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 67~100
This study assesses the current status of community child centers in Jeollabuk-do by analyzing data from evaluations of 225 centers in 2009. The results are as follows. First, as of 2004, there was a total of 37 Jeollabuk-do community child centers; the number has been increasing at a rate of 20~40% yearly. The number of community child centers has been increasing since government funding was implemented, especially as an authorization is not required to open a center. In order to prevent an excessive amount of childcare centers, and to ensure that new centers meet a standard of quality, it is necessary to examine replacing the current reporting system with an authorization system. Second, out the 6,144 children in the 255 centers, 1,711 children (27.8%) were not from low-income families. This may be positive in that children from various income level families are learning together. However, in order for the community child centers to operate as they were intended, it is necessary to reinforce the itemized regulations. Third, the community child centers scored relatively poorly in utilizing community and human resources. This is because although most Jeollabuk-do childcare centers are using volunteer personnel, they are not fully utilizing community resources. The governments of the cities and counties should support the community child centers by promoting their services and roles, and thereby enable the centers to develop a network of professionals in the community.
Young Children's Basic Habits Development by Parents' Recognition about the Importance of Basic Habits and Parenting Styles
Kim, Song Yee ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 101~124
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences of children's basic habits formation by their mother's and father's parenting style and their recognition about the importance of basic habits. The participants of this study were 160 three and four-year-old children's parents. The results of this study are as follows. The parental features on children's basic habits formation were significant different by children's sex. Girls' basic habits were significant different by their mother's and father's recognition about the importance of basic habits. On the other hand, boy's basic habits were significant different by mother's and father's affectionate parenting and their recognition about the importance of basic habits. Especially, boys whose parents did not consider important their children's basic habits formed higher level of basic habits in case that their mothers showed affectionate parenting. Also, there are no significant differences in children's basic habits by autonomous parenting.
The Mediation Effects of Trait Anxiety in The Relationships between Middle School Students' Self Differentiation and Parents' Marital Conflicts
Han, Sin Ae ; Min, Ha Yeoung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 125~141
This study investigates the mediation effects of trait anxiety in the relationships between reports by middle school adolescents in regards to self-differentiation and parents' marital conflicts. The participants were 252 middle school adolescents attended middle schools in Daegu or Gyeongbuk Province. The collected data were analyzed by Pearson's correlation, single and hierarchical multiple regressions, using SPSS 19.0. The results are as follows. (1) Parents' marital conflicts and trait anxiety were negatively associated with self-differentiation of middle school adolescents. (2) Trait anxiety was positively associated with parents' marital conflicts. (3) Trait anxiety exerted indirect effects on self-differentiation mediated by parents' marital conflicts.
Toddlers' Experience World through Play in the Nature-Friendly Outdoor Environment
Son, Won Kyoung ; Jeon, Ju Young ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 143~164
The purpose of this study was to examine toddlers' experienced world, which was shown in a play of the nature-friendly outdoor environment. Through this, the aim was to offer an opportunity of trying to seek a plan for activation in the nature-friendly outdoor play as for toddlers. This study targeted 9 toddlers between 22 months and 33 months who are attending S child care center where is located in Busan Metropolitan City, and was progressed with qualitative research method available for examining the in-depth significance of the phenomenon. A method of data collection was carried out the participatory observation and the in-depth interview. As a result of the study, the toddlers play experience in nature friendly outdoor environment provided special and various experience that can be limited in indoor at daycare center. First, toddlers were experiencing 'exploratory world of making a sense awakened.' Second, toddlers were experiencing 'communicative world of making emotion awakened.' Finally, on the early childhood education and the child-care education, a plan of offering enough time will need to be pursued now that toddlers can experience a play by being deeply immersed in nature, which is the space of free communication and the living sensational space, with escaping from the existing frame.
Effect of the Physical Science Activity based on the Constructivism on Young Children's Scientific Process Skills, Scientific Attitudes and Cognitive Self-esteem
Kim, Hi Jung ; Kim, Se Ru ; Youn, Soo In ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 165~187
This study was aimed to explore the effect of the physical science activity based on the constructivism on young children's scientific process skills and scientific attitudes, cognitive self-esteem. The subjects consisted of 20 five-years-old children of experimental group and 20 children of control group. Children of experimental group conducted the physical science activity based on the constructivism for total six weeks. As a result of study, children who experimental group showed significant result in the scientific process skill, scientific attitude, cognitive self-esteem. The educational implications of these indicate that we need to actively develop programs to increase scientific process skills and scientific attitude, cognition self-esteem of young children through teacher's education.
A study on demands to develop a supervision program for a child-care center
Hwang, Hae Ik ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 189~209
The purpose of this study is to offer a basic material for developing a supervision program of a child-care center and to improve quality in the field of the child-care center by researching child-care teachers' perception & real condition and problems on the development and its improvement, necessity, demand about the scholarship program. An object of this study was randomly selected 230 staffs working for the child-care center located in Busan metropolitan and Kyoungnam province. A methodology of this study is using a questionnaire made by writer with referring to the preliminary study which is associated with a supervision program of child-care center in order to research child-care teachers' perception and demands on the development of a supervision program. The collected material was analyzed by a PASW 18.0 statistics program. The result of this study is that firstly, a perception of the supervision program was shown "know somewhat" the highest and as a result of researching the real condition of training and follow-up course for child-care teachers, "never educated" was the highest. Secondly, as a result of researching a perception of the problem on the development of supervision program, "unreflected-in-sound" was the highest. Thirdly, as a result of researching the differences of necessity on the development of a scholarship program for a child-care center according to some factors, there existed meaningful differences statistically in terms of the class size, but there existed no difference in terms of the type of organization, institution type, academic background.
A Study on the Effects of Dramatic Play Activities on Children's initiativeness
Choi, Kyoung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 211~238
This study examined the effects of drama play activities on child's initiativeness. The participants were 34 five-year-old children in two classes of a child care center. Before the experiment, the initiativeness test was conducted on the children of the experiment and control groups. initiativeness was categorized into emotional ability, communication skills, and achievement motivation. Drama play activities were directed to the children of the experiment group while the existing program was applied to the control group. After the experiment, both the experiment and control groups took the post-test. Analysis of data was performed by ANCOVA. According to the result of the research, children of the experiment group participated in drama play activities showed more effects in all sub area of initiative including emotional ability, communication skills, and achievement motivation than children of the control group. This result implied that dramatic play activities are effective teaching-learning method for enhancing child's initiativeness.
Validation of the Motivational Self-Concept Rating Scale for Child Care Teachers
Heo, Lin Kang ; Lee, Wan Jeong ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 239~257
The purpose of this study was to redefine and validate the motivational self-concept for child-care teachers. Based on related researches, items were remodified to be good enough to use for studying child-care teachers' motivational self-concept. Redefined items were analysed by factor analysis and validated by use of child-care teachers' professional recognition and their ego-resiliency. Researchers have garnered data from 321 child care teachers as convenience samples who are engaged in child care centers in Seoul and Kyunggi province by using questionnaire research methods. We have eliminated questions that are .40 below communality, questions by conducting exploratory factor analysis. As a result, 6 factors and 23 items were selected; 6 factors have indicated that it explained 77.12% of total variate motivational self-concept rating scale and
of Cronbach that of total items indicated acceptable level. After examining relevancy of child-care teachers' professional recognition and ego-resiliency to verify compliant feasibility of the motivational self-concept rating scale, the relation between motivational self-concept and professional recognition was .604(p<0.001) indicating significant static correlation and the relation between motivational self-concept and ego-resiliency was 4.456(p<0.01) indicating significant static correlation. Through this result, it is verified that motivational self-concept rating scale has compliant feasibility in professional recognition and ego-resiliency.
Multiple Intelligences, Creative Home Environment, Social economic status, and Leadership of Children
Kim, Min Young ; Moon, Hyuk Jun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 7, issue 3, 2011, Pages 259~284
This thesis examined the effects of social demographical variables, multiple intelligences, and creative home environment on the child leadership. Study samples are 5 years old children at the kindergartens located in Seoul and metropolitan areas as well as their parents and (homeroom) teachers. 173 copies were analyzed. Results of this study are as follows: First, in terms of difference of multiple intelligences, creative home environment and child leadership depending on social demographical background, The second child showed significantly different interpersonal intelligence among other multiple intelligences from the first child with regard to the birth order. In terms of mother's education level and creative home environment, mothers with education more than universities showed big difference in family pressure. In terms of effects of total income, the children from families with total income over 4 million won showed significant difference in logical, mathematical, naturalist intelligence. and language intelligence. In terms of creative home environment, significant difference was found with regard to learning environment and child respect. Second, multiple intelligences, creative home environment, and child leadership showed correlated strongly. Third, total income in social demographic variables, language intelligence in multiple intelligences, and family pressure in creative home environment were found to have effects on it. Total income in social and demographical variables and family pressure in creative home environment were found to have effects on it. Interpersonal relation intelligence in multiple intelligences and learning environment in creative home environment were found to have effects on it. Total leadership had effects on family pressure only in creative home environment.