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ERIC Number: EJ907440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Instructional Approaches: Differences between Kindergarten and Primary School Teachers
Uibu, Krista; Kikas, Eve; Tropp, Kristiina
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v41 n1 p91-111 Jan 2011
The article discusses kindergarten and primary school teachers' preferences for instructional approaches and teaching practices. One hundred and thirty-three teachers from Estonia completed questionnaires. The results showed that the promotion of students' comprehension and independence, enhancing practical application and individualisation of instruction are highlighted by kindergarten as well as primary school teachers. The major difference between kindergarten and primary school teachers is in the usage of rote learning practices. Using a person-oriented approach to data analysis, kindergarten teachers' instructional patterns were shown to be similar to constructivist approaches, and primary school teachers' patterns similar to traditional and constructivist approaches. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia