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Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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Volume 9, Issue 6 - Dec 2013
Volume 9, Issue 5 - Oct 2013
Volume 9, Issue 4 - Aug 2013
Volume 9, Issue 3 - Jun 2013
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The Effects of the Extension Activity with Famous Paintings on Young Children`s Creativity and Emotional Intelligence
Choi, Hye Won ; Seo, Hyun A ; Park, So Yun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 5~29
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.005
This study investigated the effects of the extension activity with fifty famous paintings on the improvement of young children`s creativity and emotional intelligence. A total of thirty-one preschoolers participated in the study. There were a total of 15 preschoolers in the experimental group and 16 preschoolers in the comparison group. The measuring device of creativity was the Figural Tests of Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT:Firural). And the measuring tool of emotional intelligence was the `Emotional Intelligence Evaluation Tool for a Child by Teacher`s Composer` developed by Younja Lee, Jongsook Lee, and Eunsu Shin (2000). To improve the accuracy of the experimental results from the post-test, a covariance analysis (ANCOVA) was conducted with the pre-test scores as covariate and the post-test scores as dependent variables. The statistical work with collected data was carried out by using PASW 18.0. The experimental group which participated in the extension activity with famous paintings showed improvement in the subordinate elements of creativity such as fluency, originality and abstraction of titles. Between the experimental group and comparison group, there was a meaningful difference statistically. The experimental group was also positively affected on all the subordinate elements of emotional intelligence such as awareness and expression of emotions, improvement of thinking by emotions, using ability of emotional knowledge, and control ability as the reflection of emotions. Through the activity, children became to respect the opinions of other friends.
Effects of Young Children`s Temperament, Emotion Regulation and Teacher-Child Relationship on Prosocial Behavior
Lee, Kyung Nim ; Boo, Ye Sook ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 31~53
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.031
This study was to examine the effects of young child`s temperament, emotion regulation and teacher-child relationships on young children`s prosocial behavior. The subjects of this study were 374 3- 5-year old children and their teachers. The collected data were analyzed by t-test, correlations and pathway analysis. The results were as follows: First, girls` prosocial behavior was found to be higher than boys`. Second, boys` and girls` temperament were found to affect young children`s prosocial behavior directly and indirectly through teacher-child relationship and emotion regulation. Third, teacher-child relationships was found to affect boys` prosocial behavior directly and to mediate between boys` temperament and emotion regulation and prosocial behavior. Additionally emotion regulation was found to be the most important variable predicting boys` and girls` prosocial behavior and to mediate between temperament and teacher-child relationship and prosocial behavior.
The Influence of Ego-resilience and Psychological Well-being on Job Stress of Childcare Teachers
Kim, Lee Jin ; Hong, Yeon Ae ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 55~74
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.055
This study examined the influence of ego-resilience and psychological well-being on job stress in childcare teachers. The participants were 192 childcare teachers in Seoul and Daejeon Metropolitan City. The research instruments were Ego-Resilience by Park(1996), Psychological well-being by Kim(2008), and Job Stress by Hong(2009). Collected data were analysed by descriptive statistics(frequency analysis, mean, & standard deviation) and multiple regression, and Cronbach`s
for reliability by SPSS PC program. The results were as follows: First, Childcare teachers` perceived ego-resilience was higher than average. Childcare teachers` perceived psychological well-being was higher than average. Childcare teachers` perceived job stress was lower than average. Second, Childcare teachers` perceived ego-resilience and psychological well-being was having significant influences on childcare teachers` perceived job stress. Optimistic thinking and anger control among sub-factors of childcare teachers` perceived ego-resilience and environmental mastery among sub-factors of childcare teachers` perceived psychological well-being explained 46% of variance in childcare teachers` perceived job stress. These results provide informations for reducing job stress in childcare teacher and suggest the basis of an education program for childcare teacher.
The Trend-analyses of Studies on Estimation of Cost for Early Childhood Education and Child-care Services
Lim, Yang Mi ; Kim, Hye Gum ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 75~106
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.075
This study aimed to analyze the trends of studies on estimation of cost for early childhood education and child-care services provided by both the kindergarten and child-care centers. A total of 21 papers including academic journals and policy research reports were collected. The papers were analyzed with the annual trends, research contents, and estimation methods of cost for early childhood education and child-care services. The main results of this study were as follows. Firstly, the studies on estimation of cost for early childhood education were performed earlier than the ones on estimation of cost for child-care services. The research contents were composed of analyzing operating expenses and estimating cost for early childhood education and child-care services. Secondly, there were similarities in the estimating processes of cost for early childhood education and child-care services, but the definition of operating expenses used for the estimation of cost differed. Thirdly, there were differences in the items of operating expenses inputted to estimate cost and in the calculation procedures of items in studies. Finally, based on the results, this study suggested what future studies and policy should consider in the estimation of cost for early childhood education and child-care services.
Perceptions for the Nuri Curriculum for 5-Year Olds between Mothers Whose Children go to Kindergartens and Daycare Centers
Yu, Che ; Hwang, Hye-Jung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 107~133
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.107
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the perceptions of mothers about the Nuri curriculum for 5-year olds. The subjects were 382 mothers whose 3-5-year old children went to kindergartens (192 mothers) and daycare centers (190 mothers). The findings were as follows: First, the majority of the mothers knew that the Nuri curriculum for 5-year olds started to be carried out in 2012, but many of them weren`t told about the details at all. Second, the mothers considered the Nuri curriculum necessary, and were roughly satisfied with the ongoing Nuri curriculum for 5-year olds. Third, there was no difference in the mothers` perceptions of environmental factors required for the Nuri curriculum. Fourth, the mothers whose children went to kindergartens chose warm and enthusiastic character as important quality of teachers. The mothers whose children went to daycare centers chose friendly and caring character as important qualities of teachers. Fifth, the mothers perceived that the Nuri curriculum was relatively useful for the qualitative improvement of early childhood education and childcare. Sixth, the majority of the mothers didn`t have their children transfer to another early childhood education institution after the Nuri curriculum for 5-year olds was carried out.
Relationships between Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science Teaching of Pre-service Early Childhood Teachers and Their Attitude toward Science and Science Teaching Efficacy Belief
Lee, Eun Jin ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 135~158
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.135
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the pedagogical content knowledge in science teaching of pre-service early childhood teachers and their attitude toward science and science teaching efficacy belief. A total of 294 pre-service early childhood teachers responded to a questionnaire that examined their pedagogical content knowledge in science teaching, attitude toward science, and science teaching efficacy belief. The results of this study were as follows: First, teachers had average pedagogical content knowledge in science teaching. The groups of 3rd and 4th grades were significantly higher than the 2nd grade group. Second, the teachers` recognition was below average in attitude toward science and science teaching efficacy belief. The groups of 3rd and 4th grades were significantly higher than the 2nd grade group. Third, a meaningful statistical relationship was found between the pedagogical content knowledge in science teaching of pre-service early childhood teachers and their attitude toward science and science teaching efficacy belief. As the score of pre-service early childhood teachers in pedagogical content knowledge in science teaching became higher, the score in attitude toward science and science teaching efficacy belief became higher.
Analysis of Children`s Social Efficacy Appearing through Early Childhood Education Teachers` Reflective Journals : Focusing on Picture Book Activities
Seo, Hye Sung ; Koh, Min Gyeoung ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 159~184
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.159
The purpose of this study was to examine the social efficacy of children shown in reflective journal writing of early childhood education teachers focusing on picture book activities. The subjects were 47 3, 4 and 5 year old children in G Child Care Center in the Capital Area. Teachers were asked to do 20 picture book activities and to write a journal according to reflective thinking after each picture book activity. Through the reflective journals collected, this study attempted to interpret and analyze them qualitatively by classifying the journals and yielding text contents according to factors for children`s social efficacy such as emotionality, emotion control, interpersonal relationship technique, and social knowledge understanding. From the results of this study, first, it was found that children expressed their emotion naturally and that they learned their unique emotionality while they lived together with their friends. Second, it was found that children perceived and controlled their own emotions by using their sympathy and empathy. Third, it was found that children recognized and accepted that they are different rather than the counterparts are wrong through their differences in each other`s thoughts to compose the capability of interpersonal relationship. Fourth, it was found that children improved themselves by their understanding, respecting and accommodating their friends as members of society.
Playfulness of Infants and the Characteristics of Teachers according to Daily Routine Types based on Observation in Infant Classes in Child Care Centers
Park, Chan Hwa ; Kwon, Yeonhee ; Rha, Jong Hay ; Choi, Mock Hwa ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 185~210
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.185
The purpose of the study was to observe and categorize daily routines of infant classes in daycare centers based on quantity of indoor and outdoor free play, group activities and nap/rest and explore differences in infants` play and teacher`s behavior according to daily routine types. A team of trained observer observed daily routines and teacher`s behavior of 26 infant classes from 7 daycare centers for two days and teachers evaluated 164 infants` playfulness. As a result daily routines of infant classes were categorized into two types: "Indoor & Outdoor Free Play Oriented" and "Group Activities & Rest Oriented". Infants` playfulness of "Indoor & Outdoor Free Play Oriented" groups were higher than that of "Group Activities & Rest Oriented" groups. Teachers from "Indoor & Outdoor Free Play Oriented" groups were found to have more experiences in the field and also they showed more positive and neutral guidance than the others.
Early Childhood Education and Care Support System in Korea
Seo, So Jung ; Oh, Sun Jin ; Ha, Ji Young ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 211~234
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.211
Over the past decade, there has been considerable policy development in early childhood education and care in Korea. The focus is now shifting from the federal government to grassroots initiatives or efforts in local communities in order to provide information or programs for all eligible families with young children. There is a strong need for more integrative and comprehensive parenting support programs(titled Child Care Information Center, Young Plaza in Korea) for families with young children to meet their diverse needs of child rearing. This paper overviews the current status and trends on the support system in which early childhood education and care and parenting support centers are embedded in Korea as well as those of developed counties. Also, the issues of development and implementation of more effective parenting support programs are key themes throughout this paper. Implications and suggestions for research, practice, and policy development in the future were provided.
The Experience of Teachers` Self-supervision at After-school Nurseries
Kim, Jin Seon ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 235~257
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.235
This study intended to deeply understand teachers` experiences about their self-supervision at after-school nurseries through many different stories. This study composed field texts based on the data collected through face-to-face talks with participants, their journals, and e-mails and phone conversations given and taken with participants for a total of 4 months from September to the end of December, 2012. The teachers all had ten years teaching experience, and worked as after-school nursery teachers in S-gu, S-si. The study found many things such as experiencing the joy of learning things that were unknown through self-supervision, hardship involved in self-supervision, co-workers dedicated to joint learning, and time and spaced used to better understand children. The study figured out that the meaning of self-supervision lay in the pursuit of learning and bright eyes(seeing what was not seen before), despite the difficult condition to self-supervise, the after-school nursery teachers unceasing passion for self-supervision brings happiness within oneself. As a result, this study discussed the implications which the experience of after-school nursery teachers who found a happy meaning of life through self-supervision in spite of the actual difficult conditions offered to after-school nursery teachers.
A Study of the Factors Influencing Parental Satisfaction of the Time-extended Daycare
Suh, Moon Hee ; Yang, Mi Sun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 259~276
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.259
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to parental satisfaction of the Time-Extended Daycare. The subjects of this study were 1,000 parents(mothers or fathers) or caregivers whose child range in age from 0 to 5. The questionnaire was comprised of Quality of Time-Extended Daycare, Parental Satisfaction of Time-Extended Daycare, and a demographic questionnaire. The data analyses used SPSS 20.0 which employs basic statistics, ANOVA, Pearson`s correlation and multiple regression analyses. The results of this study indicated a correlation between parental satisfaction and program(r
The Effects of Teacher Efficacy and Level of Professionalism of Child-care Teachers on Interaction of Teachers and Children
Kweon, Mi Seong ; Moon, Hyuk Jun ;
Korean Journal of Childcare and Education, volume 9, issue 4, 2013, Pages 277~296
DOI : 10.14698/jkcce.2013.9.4.277
The current study examined the effects of teacher efficacy, and level of professionalism in the subject of interaction of teachers and children. The data collected in this study shows the following results. First, teachers over thirty years-old tend to show a higher level of teacher efficacy, level of professionalism and interaction of teachers and children compare to teachers who are under thirty. In categories, such as teacher efficacy and level of professionalism, accreditation experience caused significant difference. The group of teachers who had more than two times of accreditation experience show higher teacher efficacy than the group of teachers that had no experience, and the previous groups` level of professionalism was higher than the rest. Second, teacher efficacy has positive correlation in level of professional- ism and interaction of teachers and children. Level of professionalism of childcare teachers has positive correlation with interaction of teachers and children. Third, when examining the relative effect of socio-demographic variables, teacher efficacy and level of professionalism on interaction of teachers and children, mature teachers have more influence on verbal interaction of teachers and children; the teachers who have longer career have more influence on behavioral interaction of teachers and children. By and large, teachers who are older and have higher teacher efficacy and level of professionalism gain more influence on overall interaction of teachers and children.