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ERIC Number: ED409980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 32
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A Study of Kindergarten Teachers' Evaluation of Order-Managing Skills Used in Group Activities by Early Childhood Student Teachers in Taiwan.
Chen, Ya-Mei
This study analyzed how Taiwanese kindergarten teachers evaluated events of various classroom management skills used by early childhood student teachers in group activities. The kindergarten teachers evaluated effectiveness, appropriateness, frequency of practicing similar skills themselves, and the need to modify any of the above. A questionnaire was completed by 207 female kindergarten teachers. Results indicated that 7 of the 20 order-management skill events were evaluated as "very effective" or "very appropriate,""frequently used by kindergarten teachers," and "need not be modified." The teachers greatly favored rewards over punishment and authority, and tended to emphasize the importance of "Music and Games." Based on the results, it was concluded that the student teachers needed to improve their speech skills, though these skills may improve with experience, and that kindergarten teachers who were at least 35 years old and had more than 5 years of teaching experience tended to disapprove of the methods used by the student teachers. It was recommended that a study be conducted to compare kindergarten teachers with different lengths of work experience, of different ages and workplaces, and who taught children of different ages; that order-managing skills used by beginning teachers be studied and compared to skills used by experienced teachers, by means of videotape; and that long-term development of order-managing skills be observed later among the same teachers participating in this study. (DCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan