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ERIC Number: EJ820190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Beyond Learning and Teaching in Preschool Free-Play Centers in Daliat El-Carmel-Isfiya
Tal, Clodie; Fares, Eshtiak; Azmi, Rim; Waab, Waffa
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n3 p281-289 Dec 2008
This article describes a group of Druze preschool and kindergarten teachers from Northern Israel who participated in an in-service course in their community. The focus of the training experience was to improve the social climate of the classroom by implementing a life-world approach. Analysis of their reports shows that the children's meaningful learning, improved emotional coping with ordinary hardships, and mutual social support are a product of intervention that involves multiple, interrelated activity channels: staff collaboration, guided small group discussions, informal discussions, cooperation with parents and community agents, and free play. Each activity channel is associated with a compatible, dominant, learning modality and a predominant interpersonal process--free play, for example, is mainly associated with free inquiry and discourse among children, whereas group activity is also likely to be associated with learning guided by educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel