Parents' and Kindergarten Teachers' Evaluation of the Traditional Fairy Tales regarding Distributive Justice

공평성을 다룬 전래동화에 대한 부모와 유아교사의 평가

  • 공인숙 (순천대학교 소비자.가족아동학전공)
  • Received : 2007.05.01
  • Accepted : 2007.10.30
  • Published : 2007.12.31


This study aims to obtain the basic data in order to develop the distributive justice reasoning program for preschooler. To fulfill this aim, this study investigated the parents' and kindergarten teachers' preference in the selection of the traditional fairy tale and the extent to which parents' and kindergarten teachers' evaluation of the traditional fairy tales dealing distributive justice are in agreement with each other. The subjects were 240 parents and 78 kindergarten teachers selected from five cities in Korea. The questionnaire with six Korean traditional fairy tales which deal with the sharing problem among the friends and the families was used. The data were analyzed in SPSS Win 10.0 program, by frequency, percentile, mean, standard deviation, ${\chi}^2$ and t-test. As a result, most important factor in selecting the traditional fairy tale was the title and the editing state of the book for the kindergarten teacher, while it was the good fame of the press for the parent. The congruence existed between parents' and kindergarten teachers' evaluation in knowledge, adaptability for modern times, amusement and empathy in the function of the traditional fairy tales regarding distributive justice. Meanwhile parents evaluated the traditional fairy tales are more adaptive for value formation and useful than teachers did.