The purpose of this research is to develop effective consulting models to facilitate Nuri-Curriculum implementation. The models aim to improve teacher/care giver competence in implementing the new curriculum. A literature review was conducted, followed by an online survey of 1,967 teachers (977 kindergarten teachers and 991 care givers), whose jobs involve teaching/caring for 5 year old children. On the basis of the survey results, consulting models were developed, then examined by field experts.
Consultation with participants at kindergartens and childcare centers revealed differences as regards the consulting personnel, the contents of the execution systems and implementation processes centering around each relevant government department - yet the purpose and context of the consultations were similar. As a result, the demand of teachers for Nuri-curriculum consulting was high, and consulting experts in general agreed that the Human Resources Integration System is an appropriate model for consulting execution systems.
Policy suggestions are as follows: (1) provide group discussions or workshop opportunities for practitioners to raise awareness of and to share opinions of the consulting models; (2) increase opportunities for consultants to exchange experiences in order to establish and strengthen regional and central networks between kindergartens and childcare centers; and (3) secure a sufficient pool of top-tier principals and teachers using the institution evaluation system, and encourage lower-tier practioners to apply for consulting by granting consulting privileges.
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Ⅱ. 컨설팅의 개념 및 추진 체계
Ⅲ. 유치원과 어린이집의 컨설팅 현황 및 요구
Ⅳ. 컨설팅 모형 개발
Ⅴ. 결론 및 정책 제언