pISSN : 1976-1961

Teachers\' Perception and Status of Science Education in Early Childhood Educational Institutions

AUTHOR : Jong-Su Park,Su-Young Yang

INFORMATION : page. 67~84 / 2012 Vol.6 No.1


This study conducted a survey on teachers\' perception and the status of science education in two institutions: kindergarten and childcare center. A total of 204 in-service teachers participated in this survey through responding to a questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of two parts: the status and the teachers’ recognition on science education. The collected data were analyzed according to teacher’s variables: type of institution, teaching experience, and their level of education. In the results, there were significant differences according to teacher’s variables. These results can be used to further improve teacher education and to activate science education.

Keyword :

science education,childcare center,kindergarten




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