The Continuing Influence of Froebel’s Kindergarten System in Current Early Childhood Education in the USA and South Korea
AUTHOR : Yong Joon Park,Youjin Yang
INFORMATION : page. 125~140 / 2016 Vol.10 No.3
We (1) describe the origin of the kindergarten system invented by Froebel, (2) explain how Froebel’s
kindergarten system has influenced the kindergarten system in the USA and South Korea, and (3)
offer conclusive statements and implications about the application of Froebel’s original thoughts on
the kindergarten system in both countries. Four objectives of this paper are: (1) to understand the
original ideas of the kindergarten system invented by Froebel, (2) to review how Froebel’s
kindergarten system has been changed and modified after applying it both in South Korea and the
USA, (3) to find the similarities of the application of the kindergarten system in the different
countries, and (4) to re-think the kindergarten system for the future.
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Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
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