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ERIC Number: EJ765109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Insights, Reflections, and Comparisons of a Russian Kindergarten
Hall, Katrina Willard; Hargis, Jace
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v43 n4 p161-167 Sum 2007
On a recent visit to Murmansk, Russia to explore collaborative possibilities between the University of North Florida and Murmansk State Pedagogical University (MSPU), two educators jumped at the chance to visit a local kindergarten. As a former kindergarten teacher, one was curious to see how this kindergarten varied from what she had experienced with public kindergartens in the United States. As a science educator, the other was anxious to observe the science and technology instruction in early childhood programs in Russia. Though their experience was insufficient to draw conclusions and do in-depth comparisons, they were able to gain some insights and make comparisons based on their interviews and observations, which they share in this article. They provide an overview of Russian kindergartens; discuss the issues of salary, school schedules, and education theories and conventions in the Russian kindergarten system; and then describe what they found during their visit to the kindergarten in Murmansk.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Russia; United States