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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; 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; 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