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A Croatian study of practitioners’ and kindergarten teacher students’ opinions of their role in children’s lives
Parallel titleHrvaska raziskava mnenj vzgojiteljev in studentov predsolske vzgoje o njihovi vlogi v zivljenju otrok
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SourceCEPS Journal 3 (2013) 2, S. 51-69
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Keywords (German)Kindergarten; Kind; Erzieher; Student; Wahrnehmung; Erzieher-Kind-Beziehung; Forschungsprojekt; Motivation; Erwartung; Zufriedenheit; Überzeugung; Einstellung <Psy>; Erzieherrolle; Befragung; Inhaltsanalyse; Empirische Untersuchung; Kroatien
sub-disciplineEmpirical Educational Research
Early Childhood Education and Care
Document typeArticle (journal)
Year of creation
review statusPeer-Reviewed
Abstract (English):In the project “Methods and models in the education of preschool children in kindergartens” conducted at the Faculty of Teacher Education in Zagreb, we were interested in practitioners’ and kindergarten teacher students’ opinions, motivation, satisfaction, expectations and attitudes with regard to their work. Two open-ended questions regarding the role of the kindergarten teacher in children’s lives, were set as a separate mini-questionnaire. For the purposes of this particular study, practitioners (N=69) and first-year university kindergarten teacher students (N=65) had to complete two sentences: “Children are like…because …” and “Kindergarten teachers are like… because…”. Their responses were content analysed and then compared. Analysis shows that both students and kindergarten teachers perceive children in a very positive way and evaluate their job as highly valuable. They also highly value their role in children’s lives (as another parent, teacher, helper, model, safe haven, etc.). The most significant difference between practicing teachers and students is their perception of working conditions, where students show a more idealistic approach. (DIPF/Orig.)
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Date of publication24.07.2013
Suggested CitationMiljevic-Ridicki, Renata; Pahic, Tea; Saric, Marija: A Croatian study of practitioners’ and kindergarten teacher students’ opinions of their role in children’s lives - In: CEPS Journal 3 (2013) 2, S. 51-69 - URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-opus-79899
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