This study reviews the Standard Childcare Curriculum Act and Notification with the aim of preparing suitable amendments for each. The government plans to implement the amendments in 2012, based on the research results from 2010 and the opinion gathering survey conducted in 2011.
This study attempts to review the contents of the Standard Childcare Curriculum Act and Notification; to better understand the usage, associated problems, and the common demands of a standard childcare curriculum and to set forth an overall description for the directions for revision; present the amendments for the six domains of the standard childcare curriculum; and to develop guidelines for teachers according to the amendment recommended for each domain.
The directions for the amendments are as follows:
1) Strengthen the basic structure of each domain and the directions of the standard childcare curriculum by adding an overall description to the standard childcare curriculum.
2) Amend parts of the purpose section, in order to emphasize the importance of a sustainable ecological environment.
3) Reflect the existing developmental differences by subdividing them into four levels and the graded contents for the age group under 2 years of age, but maintaining the current system of age groups and the current level classification of age groups.
4) Standardize the major terminologies for childcare in the interests of enhanced legal clarity.
5) Standardize the terminologies with those of the elementary school curriculum for stronger linkages and compatibility between the two.
6) Amend and reinforce parts of each domain's composition in the standard childcare curriculum and description, and add a greater degree of detail to the manual accordingly.
The directions for organizing the standard childcare curriculum are as follows:
1) Divide the standard childcare curriculum into both an overall description and contents domains, and then further classify the contents into six domains.
2) Classify the standard childcare curriculum into age groups according to the infant's developmental characteristics.
3) Present the age groups' standard childcare curriculum in a manner relevant to the content domains.
4) Subdivide each domain of the standard childcare curriculum into the following categories: contents and levels.
The standard childcare curriculum is organized taking into account the human actors who are at the core of the curriculum, the long-term purposes of it, the detailed goals, the six domain contents, age groups and graded contents in each domain, and guidelines for teachers-all of which go to make up the body of the curriculum itself.
The goals of the childcare curriculum are as follows:
1) Enable children to acquire the knowledge, technological skills, and habits essential for a healthy, safe and good life.
2) Develop in children a positive perception of their own body and basic exercise skills
3) Instill a sense of respect for one's self and to live in harmony with other people in the community, to acquire knowledge and maintain the humanistic values required for full participation in society.
4) Cultivate basic language skills, communication skills, and the literacy skills required in everyday life.
5) Acquire and develop knowledge and understanding required for mathematical, scientific research based skills
6) To acquire creativity and sensitivity by developing an interest in everyday beauty, one’s familiar surroundings and to enjoy the artistic elements of life.
Table Of Contents
Ⅰ. 서 론
Ⅲ. 영역별 개정근거 및 개정안
Ⅳ. 개정 표준보육과정(안) 교사지침
Ⅴ. 맺는 말