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Wee, Su-Jeong; Kim, Kyoung Jin; Lee, Youngmi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This qualitative study examined a class of 20 five-year-old Korean children's literary sessions that were composed of whole-group read-alouds of fairy/folk tales and their parodies, including discussion and follow-up activities based on critical literacy practices. Over a 15-week period, multiple sources of data including observations, open-ended…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Literacy Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Shim, Sook Young; Lim, Sun Ah – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study investigated the structural relationships between Korean preschool teachers' work environments, self-efficacy, and children's peer play interactions; it also examined the mediating influence of teacher-child interactions on these relationships. This study performed SEM analysis on 1193 teachers' survey responses from the 2014…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Self Efficacy, Play
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Lee, Hye Jung; Kim, Jihyun – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The objective of this study is to examine the structural relationships among┬ávariables that predict the mathematical ability of young children,┬ánamely young children's mathematical attitude, exposure to private mathematical learning, mothers' view about their children's mathematical learning, and mothers' mathematical attitude. To this end, we…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Structural Equation Models, Constructivism (Learning), Questionnaires
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Nah, Kwi-Ok; Waller, Tim – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This paper discusses a cross-cultural and collaborative project, in preschools in England and South Korea. The aim of the project is to investigate the pedagogy of outdoor play and learning in two different cultural contexts, from the perspectives of the practitioners. Although there has been a growing academic interest in the use of outdoor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Play, Outdoor Education
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Kim, Hye Won – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This paper explores the challenges and dilemmas raised by my own experience of researching an immigrant Korean child at an ethnic Sunday School where I taught. I review the ethical and methodological challenges raised in my interactions with the child as an insider researcher from the ways I approached consent forms through to interview…
Descriptors: Ethics, Researchers, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Seo, Hyun Ah; Chun, Hui Young; Jwa, Seung Hwa; Choi, Mi Hyun – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study investigates the relationship between young children's habitual computer use and influencing variables on socio-emotional development. The participants were 179 five-year-old children. The Internet Addiction Scale for Young Children (IASYC) was used to identify children with high and low levels of habituation to computer use. The data…
Descriptors: Young Children, Measures (Individuals), Internet, Emotional Development
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Hong, Yonghee – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
This study examined Korean early childhood teachers' understanding of behavioural characteristics of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), difficulties about and concerns for children with ADHD, the kinds of support for which teachers looked, experiences teachers had with the parents of children with ADHD, and…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Young Children, Parents
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Seo, So-Jung – Early Child Development and Care, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine a broad range of variables that predict maternal self-efficacy with a sample of 92 Korean working mothers whose infants are cared for at non-maternal child care settings. In addition, differences between mothers of infants on welfare roll and their socioeconomic status (SES) counterparts (not on welfare)…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Rearing, Child Care, Mothers
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Kim, Yanghee A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2001
This study examined effects of class size (ranging from 20 to 40) on preschoolers' social interaction with peers and teachers in Korea. Findings showed that teachers' behaviors did not differ significantly when their education and training backgrounds were similar. Class size did influence children's peer networks and their play behavior.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Child Behavior, Class Size, Comparative Analysis
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Park, Kyung Ja – Early Child Development and Care, 2001
Examined relationship of maternal sensitivity and infant temperament to attachment security among Korean 1-year-olds. Found that securely attached infants showed more secure-base behaviors and compliance, enjoyed physical contact, and showed fewer fussy/difficult behaviors than did other infants. Infant gender, but not security status, related to…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Infant Behavior
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Jung, Kwanghee; Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2000
Explored possible antecedents of paternal child rearing in middle-class, two-parent, Korean families. Found that fathers reported disciplinary practices similar to those of their own fathers. Fathers reported more nurturance and acceptance/flexibility than grandfathers. Paternal job satisfaction, relationship with own mother, and educational…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Child Rearing, Children, Comparative Analysis
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Lee, Sang-Wook – Early Child Development and Care, 1998
Examined Korean early-childhood teachers' knowledge and understanding of Froebel's educational ideas. Found that teachers' current knowledge and understanding of Froebel's educational ideas is weak, although teachers show enthusiasm for learning about them. An overview of Korean early-childhood education and teacher-training programs showed…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Knowledge Level
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Lee, Ki Sook – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Suggests that Korea's cultural changes and trends are reflected in the country's kindergarten curriculum. Provides an overview of traditional Korean early childhood education and the historical evolution of kindergarten curriculum. Discusses the modern national kindergarten curriculum and its relationship to Korean culture and concludes that…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits, Curriculum Development, Educational History
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Lee, Kisook – Early Child Development and Care, 1993
Presents an overview of the history of early childhood education (ECE) in Korea from 1897 to the present. Discusses types of early childhood institutions, the rate of attendance in kindergartens and nursery schools, the organization and content of ECE, teacher education, and prospects for the future of ECE in Korea. (BC)
Descriptors: Attendance, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational History
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Yi, Soon Hyung – Early Child Development and Care, 1993
Examines agents of socialization, socialization skills, the influence of Confucian principles, gender socialization, and the differentiation of parental roles in traditional Korean families; and the value of children, the purpose of education, and family orientation in the modern family. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Confucianism, Family Environment
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