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Comparison of Recognition between Male Teachers and Preliminary Male Teachers in the Department of Early Childhood Education in Community College and 4-Year University

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  • Gimcheon University, Korea, 214, Daehak-ro, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 39528, Korea, Republic of

Abstract


Background/Objectives: The objective of this study is to identify the recognition of male teachers and preliminary male teachers in the department of early childhood education in community college and those in 4-year University. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: For this, 4 students in the department of early childhood education in community college, 4 male teachers in community college, 4 students in the department of early childhood education in 4-year University, and 4 teachers in 4-year University have participated in the research. As for data collecting methods, in-depth interview, telephone interview, and email have been mostly utilized. Findings: As a result of research, there was no much difference in opinion from students and male teachers in the department of early childhood education in community college and those in 4-year University in terms of ‘motivation of entrance and college life,’ ‘teaching profession in kindergarten,’ and ‘expectation on the future’. However, the difference indicated that those from 4 year University had pride in their teaching positions. As for expectation in the future, all students and male teachers in the department of early childhood education in community college and 4-year University turned out to be under grave apprehensions about their future. Improvements/ Applications: This study is meaningful in that results of the research were reflected on the education for teachers through investigation of awareness of male students and teachers in academic fields.

Keywords

Department of Early Childhood Education in Community College, Department of Early Childhood Education in 4-Year University, Kindergarten, Male Teachers for Children, Preliminary Male Teachers.

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