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ERIC Number: ED403059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Conditions for Appropriate Pedagogical Organizing and Performing of Play in the Preschool Institutions in Macedonia.
Damovska, Lena
Play is an activity of basic importance for the development of children of preschool age. This research project examined the organization and use of play in preschool institutions in Macedonia, operating with a main hypothesis that there is an absence of optimal conditions for play in these preschools. Subjects were 28 preschools and 70 teachers; research methods included analysis of pedagogical documents, a questionnaire, and observation. Results revealed that although teachers have a positive attitude toward play and it is accorded appropriate importance in the country's educational program, actual material conditions are inadequate. Problems exist with the space, equipment, toys, and didactic materials necessary for the appropriate organizing and performing of play. Teachers' enthusiasm for modern approaches to the organization of play is undermined by the unsatisfactory condition of the material environment. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Macedonia