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ERIC Number: EJ1086628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
A Study of the Use of Picture Books by Preschool Educators in Outlying Islands of Taiwan
Hsiao, Ching-Yuan; Chang, Yang-Mei
International Education Studies, v9 n1 p1-19 2016
The objectives of the study were to investigate the current status of applying picture books when teaching children and to also compare the differences in picture book teaching between teachers with different background variables and who are from Taiwan's outlying islands. The researcher distributed 179 questionnaires, and after eliminating invalid questionnaires, 177 valid questionnaires were obtained, achieving a questionnaire efficiency of 98.88%. The quantitative data were analyzed by a t-test, ANOVA, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regression. The results were: 1. The overall status for picture book selection by early childhood educators was considered moderate to high. 2. The primary considerations for picture book selection were "theme" and "adopting a child's viewpoint". 3. The overall status for the application of picture book teaching strategies among early childhood educators was considered moderate to high. 4. The application of picture book teaching strategies was centered on "strategies for the promotion of thinking and activities" and "developing diverse abilities in children". 5. There is a positive correlation and predictive power between selecting and using picture books by preschool educators.
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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: Taiwan
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