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Research on democratic civic education for young children recognized by childcare teacher

보육교사가 인식하는 영유아 민주시민교육에 대한 연구

  • 김용숙 (중부대학교 유아교육과)
  • Received : 2012.03.29
  • Accepted : 2012.07.12
  • Published : 2012.07.31

Abstract

This study aimed at analyzing teachers' perception of democratic civic education. A total of 200 childcare teachers participated in the survey, and frequency analysis and cross-tabulation analysis were performed to analyze the survey data. According to the results of the study, first, the childcare teachers were significantly different in the teachers' factors on necessity and difficulty of democratic civic education. The childcare teachers perceived the necessity of democratic civic education, and attributed the cause of the difficulties in democratic civic education to parents' attitudes. Second, there weren't significant differences in the teacher's factors on the content and methods of democratic civic education. Therefore, in this study, it is emphasized that democratic civic education is related to young children's homes and communities, and reorganization of democratic civic education programs based on development of young children is suggested.

Keywords

Childcare teacher;Young children;Democratic civic education

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