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ERIC Number: EJ770806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
A Delphi Study of Young Children's Readiness in Korea: Challenges and Implications for Early Childhood Schooling
Kim, Juhu; Lee, Yeung-suk; Suen, Hoi; Lee, Gyeong Seon
Educational Research and Evaluation, v9 n4 p345-355 Dec 2003
This paper reports the results of a Delphi study investigating young children's readiness in Korea. Twenty-two (22) Korean experts in early childhood education participated in a 4-stage Delphi consensus-seeking process. Results indicate that behaviors related to social adjustment to school were considered the most important components of school readiness. Academic abilities such as understanding simple math and science concepts were of moderate or low importance. The results suggest the need for a continuous conversation between the experts and parents, more in-depth research about the young children's readiness, and development of a new readiness assessment system for Korea. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea