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ERIC Number: EJ757496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
We Can Decide What to Play! Children's Perception of Quality in an Icelandic Playschool
Einarsdottir, Johanna
Early Education and Development, v16 n4 p469-488 2005
The study was conducted with a group of 5 and 6 year old children in one playschool in Reykjavik, Iceland. The purpose of the study was to shed light on what life in an Icelandic playschool is like for the children attending the program, finding out their views on why they attend playschool, what they do and learn in playschool, what the adults do there, what they enjoy and what they don't like, and what they can or cannot decide in playschool. The study used varied research methods, such as group interviews, children's photographs, children's pictures, and a questionnaire using a cardboard game, to discover children's perceptions and opinions. The results of the study revealed that the children had strong opinions about their playschool life and expressed them clearly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iceland