Competence to Teach a Point of Intersection for Swedish Preschool Quality
AUTHOR : Sonja Sheridan, Pia Williams, Susanne Garvis
INFORMATION : page. 77~98 / 2020 Vol.14 No.2
This article aims to highlight preschool teachers’ teaching competence as one critical aspect of Swedish preschool quality. The study was based on quality evaluations using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale. Data was collected from 153 preschools and analysed with descriptive statistics for the subscales. The standpoint of the article is that children learn and develop by communicating and interacting with their environment, highlighting how intentions and circumstances between and within systems and contexts affect preschool teaching and conditions for children’s learning. To evaluate high-quality preschool education, two subscales with the lowest quality scores, Language and literacy and Learning activities, were chosen to explore teaching, as they embrace items and criteria that depend on teaching. The results highlight distinct patterns of variation in quality. The competence to teach is a point of intersection for the quality in preschool, and conditions for children’s learning. Areas in need of competence development are subject, and didactic knowledge competence in relating to children in dialogue, child-focused strategies, clarifying and communicating an object of knowledge by integrating play, care, and learning in teaching.
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Call for Papers
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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