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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; 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