l Along with the amendment of the “Guidelines for Preparing and Managing Student Records in Kindergartens” in 2013, student records in kindergartens have now become a part of public records. The purpose of this research was to promote effective use of student records in kindergartens by examining current status of documenting, managing, and utilizing the student records and by identifying the needs of teachers.
l Data was collected from a literature review, survey, and advisory committee meetings. A national sample of kindergarten teachers (n=406) participated in the survey (201 teachers in public kindergartens and 205 in private kindergartens).
◦ Developing and disseminating a guidebook for preparing Kindergarten Student Records
l A guidebook for preparing Kindergarten Student Records was developed and distributed to all kindergartens in the nation to improve accessibility and efficiency.
l Within the guidebook, examples of student records were presented by each age group and by situations considering developmental stages of children (which was reported as the most challenging aspect in preparing student records).
Current status of documenting and managing Kindergarten Student Records
l While Kindergarten Student Records should be created and managed through an electronic record production system, about one in 10 public kindergartens (9.5%) and about one third of private kindergartens (29.8%) were not equipped with an electronic portal system.
l In public/government-funded kindergartens, about 80% of regular documents are processed electronically, but only 50% for student records. In case of private kindergartens the rates were about 40% and 36.6%, respectively.
Usage Status of Kindergarten Student Records
l About three quarters of respondents reported that they did not send kindergarten student records to elementary schools (74.4%); it was because elementary schools didn’t request it (65.5%) or because it was not customary to do so (28.8%). About three quarters of respondents reported that they did not send kindergarten student records to parents (73.3%).
l When a child transfers to another kindergarten (or institution), only about 40% of teachers reported that they send student records to the institution. There was a significant difference in this practice between public and private kindergarten teachers (57% and 27%, respectively).
l Develop and disseminate guidelines for management of student records in kindergartens
l Offer workshops for kindergarten directors and teachers to effectively manage and utilize kindergarten student records
l Encourage and support all kindergartens to install and utilize electronic task management system
l Provide parent education or send parent newsletters to inform parents of the main features and importance of kindergarten student records (e.g., parent consent is needed to share student records with other institutions)
l Revise related laws and regulations to mandate the transfer of kindergarten student records to other institutions (e.g., other kindergartens and elementary schools).
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Ⅲ. 유치원생활기록부 작성·관리 및 활용 실태
Ⅳ. 요약 및 유치원생활기록부 활성화 방안