The purposes of this study are to understand the current status of character education systems for ECEC(Early Childhood Education and Care) teachers, to develop a measure of the teachers’ character and personality as ECEC staffs, and to suggest how to enhance character education for the teachers. To achieve these research purposes, we have employed the following methods: a) reviewing related literatures and pre-performed studies, b) discussing and interviewing with professionals in this field, c) surveying of professors in ECEC teacher education programs, d) developing an questionnaire and testing it with 1,600 teachers and 600 college students majoring in ECEC nationwide.
We have performed the procedure for developing an psychological instrument including extracting major factors for personality and characters of ECEC teachers, developing a draft for the questionnaire, confirming its reliability and validity, and producing the final version of the questionnaire: 「KICCE questionnaire for ECEC teachers’ character」.
According to the results of 1,600 teacher test, the mean score in each factor domain of the measure was 3.25-4.04 by the 5 point scale. The teachers got the highest score from the domain of empathy and justice, but the lowest score from self-control and psychological health. This result implied there should be some supports for the teachers in terms of psychological well being, improving working environment, and stress control. We also emphasized the importance of character education for in-service teachers as well as college students and provided some ideas to enhance the education.
Table Of Contents
Ⅱ. 연구의 배경
Ⅲ. 영유아교사 교육에서의 인성 교육 현황
Ⅳ. 영유아교사 인성 평가 도구 개발
Ⅴ. 영유아교사 인성 현황 및 교육 실태
Ⅵ. 영유아교사 인성 교육 강화 방안