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Taylor, Satomi Izumi; Hsueh, Yeh – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine how incorporating technology into teaching methods (including the phases of organizing video conferencing sessions) promotes college students' construction of knowledge. Video conferencing technology via the Internet afforded an enriched environment in which students interacted with educators at different…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Education Courses, Data Analysis
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Taylor, Satomi Izumi; Wang, L. Weiping; Ogawa, Tetsuya – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine the concept of "hansei" (introspection) among teachers, parents, and other relatives of Japanese kindergarteners. The data came from essays written by Japanese adults. The data analysis revealed that the concept of "hansei" encompassed self-evaluation, improvement, and morality. The…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Foreign Countries, Adults, Kindergarten
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Taylor, Satomi Izumi; Rogers, Cosby Steele; Dodd, Arleen Theresa; Kaneda, Toshiko; Nagasaki, Iku; Watanabe, Yasuhiro; Goshiki, Toru – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
Early childhood teachers' understandings of play were examined in a qualitative comparative study of 41 Japanese and 41 American participants. Qualitative analysis of the data yielded five themes: the power of living, the opportunity to learn and to develop, fun activities, child's work, and the opportunity to explore nature. Two themes emerged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten