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Early childhood education in Korea

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  • Early childhood education in Korea
  • Bailey, Becky; Lee, Gi-Hyoun
  • U.S. Department of Education


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Title Early childhood education in Korea
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Bailey, Becky; Lee, Gi-Hyoun

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[Washington, D.C.]:U.S. Department of Education

Date 1992-09
Pages 25
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
Holding Institute of Education Science

Abstract

The Korean kindergarten curriculum involves a mixture of Japanese, American, and Korean methods. The Japanese influence is reflected in the use of large group instruction and an expectation of uniformity from the children, influences from the United States include a consideration for children's individual interests, and the Korean influence is seen in a focus on self-esteem, Korean culture, and a strong Korean identity. Korea has two kinds of kindergarten, public and private, both of which are regulated by the Ministry of Education. The curriculum focuses on physical, emotional, cognitive, social. and language development. Day care is available for prekindergarten children through day care centers, Semaull Head Start (a program for low-income children), and infant schuols. Teacher training for early childhood education relies heavily on vocational training colleges. (The rest omitted)

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Paper Presented at the Florida Association for Children Under Six Conference
September 1992 Orlando, Florida