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ERIC Number: EJ866204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
What Do Teacher-Child Interactions in Early Childhood Classrooms in India Look Like? Teachers' and Parents' Perspectives
Joshi, Arti
Early Child Development and Care, v179 n3 p285-301 Apr 2009
The study assessed the nature of teacher-child interactions in early childhood classrooms in India, from the teachers' and parents' perspectives. Specifically, the impact of teacher training, satisfaction with training and job, years of experience, and class size on the teacher-child interactions were examined. Sixty-five preschool teachers and 173 parents from an urban city in India comprised the total sample. Results using teacher reports indicated that the findings were not significant. According to parent reports, 25% of variance was accounted. Amount of experience showed a trend towards significance. Satisfaction with training of teachers inversely impacted the nature of teacher-child interactions. These findings suggested the interplay of specific factors such as limited space, finances and cultural notions of teaching/education, and adult-child relations on the perceptions of early childhood teachers and parents on teacher-child interactions in an Indian Context. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India