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ERIC Number: ED409977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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An Ethnographic Study on "Rule Making" Activities in the Kindergarten Classrooms of Korea.
Choi, Kee Young
This ethnographic study investigated the process of rule-making in two public kindergarten classrooms in Korea. Two teachers and 38 children, ages 5 and 6 years old, participated. Analyses of observation field notes and videotapes showed teachers making weekly rules for classroom, activity centers, and special activities, using both whole-group discussion and small- and whole-group discussion combined. It was found that rules were the same as norms emphasized by teachers. Characteristics of social constructions between teacher and students were extracted. Although rule making was accomplished by decision-making procedures, it was found inappropriate for children to internalize autonomy and to promote problem-solving abilities. The emphasis of teacher's rule-making was on teacher-initiated instruction; most child-initiated participation came from small group discussion. Based on the results, appropriate procedures and management strategies for developing rule-making were suggested. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea