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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 / 2021 Vol.15 No.3

ABSTRACT

We (1) describe the origin of the kindergarten system invented by Froebel, (2) explain how Froebel’skindergarten 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 onthe kindergarten system in both countries. Four objectives of this paper are: (1) to understand theoriginal ideas of the kindergarten system invented by Froebel, (2) to review how Froebel’skindergarten system has been changed and modified after applying it both in South Korea and theUSA, (3) to find the similarities of the application of the kindergarten system in the differentcountries, and (4) to re-think the kindergarten system for the future.

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