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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Lin, Chia-Hui; Akita, Kiyomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences of American, Japanese, and Taiwanese kindergarten teachers' perspectives about clean-up time. The participants consisted of two female American kindergarten teachers in the southeastern US, two female Japanese kindergarten teachers on the main island, and two female Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Lin, Chia-Hui – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the similarities and differences in American and Taiwanese children's perspectives of tidy-up time. The participants consisted of 25 American kindergarteners in the southeastern US, and 25 Taiwanese kindergarteners from central Taiwan. Children were asked to respond to five questions regarding tidy-up time.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Childhood Attitudes, Differences
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Krisell, Meredith – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine American and Japanese kindergarteners' views of play. The participants consisted of 44 kindergarteners and their five teachers in the southeastern United States and 50 kindergarteners and their three teachers on Japan's main island. Both groups of children were asked to photograph their views of play and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Kindergarten, Student Attitudes
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2016
This article describes how American and Japanese kindergartners see play and what teachers can learn from them. The authors share their findings from analyzing photos and interviews from 44 American children in the southeastern United States and 55 Japanese children in the main island of Japan, all aged five to six years. In the study, children…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Photography, Interviews
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Scott, Jerrie C. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the views of American and Japanese early childhood teachers regarding the nurturing of young children's moral development using literature. The data consisted of responses to a questionnaire and written explanations of 36 American and 36 Japanese teachers. By comparing responses of the two groups, it was…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Moral Development
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Lee, Yu-Yuan; Franceschini, Louis, III – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in the perceptions of childcare among early childhood teachers in Japan and the USA. Participants consisted of 278 Japanese early childhood teachers (10 males and 268 females) on the Japanese mainland and 78 American early childhood teachers (5 males and 73 females) in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Lee, Yu-Yuan; Moberly, Deborah; Wang, Lei – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in concepts of reflection among American and Japanese pre-service teachers majoring in early childhood education. Pre-service teachers completed a survey asking them to describe approaches and processes of reflection in their daily practice. The quantitative and qualitative data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Early Childhood Education
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling; Rogers, Cosby Steele – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2010
This reflective paper discusses findings about differences and similarities in perspectives on play among early childhood educators in Japan, the United States, and Sweden. Analysis of survey data collected from educators in those nations yielded six themes regarding the meanings and uses of play: (1) process of learning, (2) source of…
Descriptors: Play, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education