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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; 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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Ito, Yoko; Izumi-Taylor, Satomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in perspectives of fathering among American, Chinese, Japanese and Swedish in-service and pre-service early childhood teachers. The participants in the quantitative survey consisted of 67 American in-service and 277 pre-service teachers, 118 Chinese in-service and 163…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Teacher Attitudes
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Lee, Yu-Yuan; Franceschini, Louis – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in the perceptions of childcare among American, Chinese, Japanese and Swedish early childhood teachers. Participants consisted of 78 American teachers, 156 Chinese teachers, 158 Japanese teachers, and 157 Swedish teachers. The results of quantitative analysis revealed that these…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mothers, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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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; Ito, Yoko; Saito, Masako; Kaneda, Toshiko – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine American and Japanese pre-service teachers' understanding of the notion of whether or not children under age three should be cared for by their mothers at home. The participants were 87 female Japanese and 64 female American college students majoring in Early Childhood Education. The participants responded…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mothers, Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship