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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 8, Issue 6 - Dec 2012
Volume 8, Issue 5 - Oct 2012
Volume 8, Issue 4 - Aug 2012
Volume 8, Issue 3 - Jun 2012
Volume 8, Issue 2 - Apr 2012
Volume 8, Issue 1 - Feb 2012
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Review on Inclusion of Young Children with Severe Disabilities and Implications for Effective Inclusion in Early Childhood Education
Lee, Misuk ; Han, Min Kyung ; Ryu, Jung Suk ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 8, issue 2, 2012, Pages 5~26
The purpose of the study was to review the literature with the following three themes : 1) the necessity and benefits of inclusion for young children with severe disabilities, 2) the solutions to overcome the concerns for the inclusion of young children with severe disabilities, and 3) the implication for the inclusion of young children with disabilities in Korea. The results of the study indicated that it was necessary to support pre-service and in-service early childhood education teachers to be professional educators who can create the most effective inclusive educational environments. As well, the results showed that teachers, parents, and relevant professionals need to use various strategies to activate inclusive education for young children with severe disabilities. Based on the review, the study provided the instructional strategies and educational implications for the effective inclusion of young children with severe disabilities.
The Study on Developing an Integrated Early Childhood Music Education Program Using Storytelling Songs and Exploring Its Effects
Kim, Youn Ju ; Cho, Bok Hee ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 8, issue 2, 2012, Pages 27~61
The purpose of this study was to develop an integrated early childhood music education program using storytelling songs and to examine its possible effects by analyzing musical expression ability, language expression ability and creativity. In order to verify the effect of the program developed in the study, 68 4-year old preschoolers were selected from 2 preschools to be divided into an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group was given the integrated music education program 16 times in total (two times a week for 8 weeks). The data were analyzed by t-test. The results of this study were : First, it was found that the integrated early childhood music education program using storytelling songs had a positive effect on children's musical expression ability and linguistic expression ability. Second, it was found that the integrated early childhood music education program using storytelling songs had a positive influence among the sub-areas of creativity.
Temperament and Social Support in Relation to Hope of Institutionalized Children
Lim, Jung Ha ; Moon, Chi Yun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 8, issue 2, 2012, Pages 63~80
This study examined the relationship among temperament, social support and hope of institutionalized children. A total of 198 children, aged 10 to 13, recruited from 20 institutions in Seoul participated. Demographics, temperament, social support from friends, institution-family and school teacher, and hope were assessed by self-report. Results showed that in bivariate level, temperament and social support were significantly associated with level of hope. However, hierarchical multiple regressions indicated that children's hope was predicted only by age and social support from friends, institution-family and school teacher. That is, temperament was not contributed to predict hope, whilst social support contributed unique variance to the prediction of hope, controlling for age. The more social support the children felt they had, the higher levels of hope they reported. Further analyses revealed that support from friends, institution-family and school teacher were influential factors in explaining hope agency, while support from institution-family and school teacher were influential factors in explaining hope pathway of institutionalized children, controlling for age.
The Effects of Teachers' DAP Beliefs and Teacher Efficacy on Conflict Resolution Attitudes
Choi, Insuk ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 8, issue 2, 2012, Pages 81~99
This study examined the effects of teachers' DAP beliefs and teacher efficacy on the conflict resolution attitudes of teachers. The study was based on the survey data from 128 early childhood teachers working in day care centers in the Incheon area. The valuables were all measured by teachers. The collected data were analyzed by Manova and Logistic Regression. The main results of this study were as follows. Firstly, there was a significant difference in collaborating and avoiding types of conflict resolution attitudes according to only age among demographic variables. Secondly, teachers' DAP beliefs and teacher efficacy were positively related to the collaborating type but negatively related to avoiding and competing types of conflict resolution attitudes. Finally, teachers' DAP beliefs and teacher efficacy had positive effects on cooperative conflict resolution attitudes after controling for demographic variables. Our findings indicate that teachers' DAP beliefs and teacher efficacy have effects on their conflict resolution attitudes during preschoolers' peer conflicts.
Influence of Teachers Self-efficacy on Job Satisfaction : Analysis by Comparing Public and Private Child Care Centers
Lee, Jum Ja ; Kim, Hyung Mo ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 8, issue 2, 2012, Pages 101~120
The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between teachers' sense of self-efficacy and their job satisfaction to improve the quality of child care centers. It is crucial for teachers to have self-efficacy to reveal their potential for change and have opportunities to work better. In addition to teachers' self-efficacy, teachers' job satisfaction should be added to offer better child care service for parents as well as children. In this study, teachers' personalities and self-efficacy were compared between public and private child care centers to have further discussion making a progress of their job satisfaction. The results of this study are as follows : (a)The location of child care centers have meaningful effects on teachers' job satisfaction both in public and private child care centers equally. (b)Teachers in public child care centers have stronger influences on self-efficacy in home-related education and positive learning environment than teachers in private child care centers. (c)Teachers' participation in decision making is a significant factor that has affects on teachers' job satisfaction both in public and private child care centers.
The Effects of a Mother's Guilty Conscience and Parenting Stress on Parenting Behavior
Park, Hee Jin ; Moon, Hyuk Jun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 8, issue 2, 2012, Pages 121~137
The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that have an influence on parenting stress and to examine the guilty conscience of parents who send their children to full-day child care centers. The results of this study were as follows : First, it showed that the negative parenting attitude of mothers with a university diploma or higher is higher than mothers with a two-year college diploma or below. And positive attitude of working mother is higher than nonworking mothers in the difference of mother's guilty conscience, parenting stress and parenting behavior according to the demographic characteristics. Second, mother's guilty conscience and parenting stress showed a negative relationship with mother's a positive parenting behavior and a positive relationship with mother's negative parenting behavior. Third, after review of the effect of mother's guilty conscience and parenting stress on positive and negative parenting behavior, the most influential variable on positive and negative parenting behavior was parenting guilty conscience.
Observing Children's Body Movement in Daily Activities : An Example of OWAS Application
Yun, Eunju ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 8, issue 2, 2012, Pages 139~155
This study aimed to glean lessons for desirable early childhood physical education programs by contouring the current paradigms on body or physical activities in the area of early education for young children. It also aimed to analyze their postures while participating in daily activities. The research method for analysis of children's postures while doing daily activities was OWAS(Ovako Working Posture Analysing System) which has been extensively used in ergonomics. Components of data analysis have been redesigned on the basis of information gathered from OWAS with the help of ergonomic experts. The results showed different percentages of children's movements according to activities such as whole class meeting, small group activity and outdoor activity. Small group and outdoor activities can be considered the most desirable physical activities not only for cognitive and social development but also for physical development. And it is recommended to reconstruct the quality and nature of whole class meetings in order to coordinate the physical nature of young children.
The Influence of Work Environment, Job-related Environment and Burnout on the Satisfaction with Life among Nursery School Teachers
Kwon, Hwa Sook ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 8, issue 2, 2012, Pages 157~174
The purpose of this study was to explore factors associated with life satisfaction among nursery school teachers. To accomplish the study purpose, this study first classified several variables into three broad categories including work environment (social support & work environment), job-related environment (work-related stress & job satisfaction), and burnout. And then, 302 nursery school teachers across the country were surveyed in order to explore whether those factors were associated with life satisfaction. The overall results were as follows. First, social support and work environment had a direct impact on the satisfaction with life. Second, social support and job satisfaction had a direct influence on job satisfaction. Third, social support, work-related stress and job satisfaction directly influenced burnout. Fourth, job-related environment, job satisfaction, and burnout had a direct impact on life satisfaction. Overall, it was found that job-related environment, job satisfaction, and burnout had a direct influence on life satisfaction among nursery school teachers and social support and work-related stress had an indirect effect on life satisfaction via burnout.