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ERIC Number: EJ1055606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Type of Curriculum Activities Implemented in Jordanian Preschools
Ahmad, Jamal; Fayez, Merfat; Al-Zboon, Eman Khleif
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n5 p807-823 2015
This study aimed to ascertain the nature of curriculum activities in Jordanian preschools. Fifteen preschools participated in the study. Data were collected by observing the children in their daily routines, as well as analysing their writings and drawings. Data were translated from Arabic to English before analysing it. Four main categories were identified from the data analysis process: academic learning experiences; daily routine; types of activities; children's artefacts. Analyses revealed that preschool emphasised academic experiences rather than non-academic experiences, such as play time. Teachers focused on instructing children on the basics of reading, writing and math in addition to Islamic education. They considered the academic experiences most important for preparing children for success in school. Moreover, analysing the children's samples of writings and drawings, results revealed that most of the children's works was drawing. Writing was predominately in Arabic; however, children did use both languages simultaneously in their drawings and writings. The findings of this study can contribute to the existing literature about what curriculum activities exist in Jordanian preschools and add to the much needed early childhood research in Jordan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan