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ERIC Number: ED403054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Children's Creativity in the Preschool Institutions in Macedonia.
Angeloska-Galevska, Natasa
Creativity is generally considered an attribute that everyone possesses to some degree and which can be nourished in the proper educational environment. This research project investigated conditions related to creativity development in preschools in Macedonia, operating with the hypothesis that optimal conditions for such development have not been achieved there. Categories used in the examination of creative conditions included characteristics of the curriculum, teaching style, available materials, social relations between the educators and children, and teachers' attitudes toward creativity. Content analysis, observation, and a survey confirmed the hypothesis. Although children's free time included numerous creative activities, such as dramatization, narration, and art and modeling, directed activities in various school subjects were more rigidly conducted, with children allowed little decision-making power. Teachers overwhelmingly believed that preschool children possess creativity, but the use of creative teaching techniques was related to the educational level of the teacher, with university-educated teachers most likely to incorporate creativity. Results indicated a need to revise the state's curriculum program and to encourage instruction in creative pedagogy during teacher education. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Macedonia