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Kim, Hwewon; Han, Tae-Im – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined weight concerns and body dissatisfaction among female kindergarteners and assessed their relationships to body mass index (BMI) and parental, peer, and media influences. A total of 90 girls in South Korea were recruited and two-step cluster analysis was used to examine body image concerns and their association with diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Kindergarten, Females
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Kim, So Jung; Hachey, Alyse C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Despite the importance of traditional children's literature in children's literacy learning, little is still known about how fairytales can be effectively used for pedagogical purposes to facilitate young children's critical participation in early literacy instruction. The main purpose of this article is to explore the intersection of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Preschool Children, Critical Literacy, Story Telling
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Yu, Hae Min; Cho, Yu Jin; Kim, Hyun Jeong; Kim, Jin H.; Bae, Jee Hyun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study of South Korea's response to COVID-19 has three purposes. First, it uses document analysis to examine policies, strategies, and resources offered by the South Korean government and public organizations to support young children and families during the first 6¬†months of the pandemic. Next, it uses open-ended surveys with 30 directors of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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Hong, Yonghee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
This study investigated Korean kindergartners' reasoning during group moral discussions of problematic situations based on pictures depicting problem situations. Findings revealed that young children were able to reason about others' perspectives, acknowledge problematic situations, grasp the causes of the problems, predict consequences, and seek…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Group Discussion, Kindergarten