Kindergarten Teachers' Professional Training and Their Social Status in Korea

Jul. 10, 2009

Source: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Volume 30, Issue 3 July 2009, pages 263 - 271.

This paper describes kindergarten teachers' professional training and their social status in Korea. It includes discussions of the historical development of Korea's kindergarten teacher training system and pedagogical methods. Furthermore, the paper also discusses the unequal social status of kindergarten teachers, and the implementation of innovative pedagogical practices modeled after America's current kindergarten teacher training programs.
In addition, the paper describes differences between private versus public kindergarten teachers. It also discusses issues in how teachers are licensed, and suggests how some of the concerns raised in the article can be addressed.

Updated: Oct. 28, 2009