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ERIC Number: ED508263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Research and Improvement of One's Own Practice--A Way to the Development of Teachers'/Preschool Teachers' Practical Competence
Vujicic, Lidija
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) Spring University (Riga, Latvia, May 2-3, 2008)
Within the context of research called "Changing the culture of educational institutions--a way to qualitative changes in preschool education", implemented within a three year period and, because of the needs of this work, this paper reports the results of the research performed in the first year. The work was carried out with emphases on preschool teachers' training for the process of research and improvement of their own practice by creating a stimulating environment of an educational institution which is attended by children ranging from one to six/seven years of age (preschool period). This practice should be in accordance with children's nature and should change continuously, being in coordination with children's needs, environment and education. We hold that there is no theory that identifies only the needs to be learned and then applies that in practice, but rather, that a stimulating environment is also being created and built jointly by doing and participating in continuous research of educational practice. The emphasis is on shared direct research, its discussion, continuous changing of one's own environment and providing children with more freedom, games and learning, which constitutes qualitative living. [Paper published in the proceedings of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Spring University, "Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality Education for Quality Teaching" (May 2-3, 2008), University of Latvia Press, 2008 (ISBN 978-9984-825-51-9).]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia