ERIC Number: ED382340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Processes in Leisure Centres. Reprints and Miniprints No. 820.
Drawing from a doctoral research project in progress, this report examined variations and similarities of five Swedish leisure centers for school-age child care and examined teachers' attitudes and behaviors toward the children categorized by the different leisure centers. Teacher-child interaction was observed and videotaped; and these data were augmented by interviews. The teachers also kept diary-notes of their daily activities and reflections, which served to connect the teachers' thoughts and conceptions with what in fact they were doing. The results indicated that there are large variations between the leisure centers, suggesting that systems of interaction are very different as a whole, as are the individual teachers' attitudes and behavior. To complete the thesis project, these differences will be formulated in categories such as group-control, style of leadership (authoritarian or democratic), positive or negative attitudes, and the teachers' ability to capture the children's attention. Contains six references. (Author/AP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ., Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.
Identifiers: Leisure Activities; Playcenters; Sweden
Note: Presented at the European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education (3rd, Kriopigi, Greece, 1993).