Proceedings of The 5th International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education
Last Year in Preprimary Education through the Eyes of the Teachers: Case Study
Mgr. Marie Dědičová
The aim of this study is to showcase part of the results from the ongoing (dissertation) qualitative research, which focuses on the course of compulsory pre-school education in Czech Republic. This case study describes approaches to compulsory preschool education and tries to contribute to the creation of typology of these approaches. In this article we present results from interviews with 11 teachers from 3 different types of kindergartens and from 2 preparatory classes at primary school. We answer two research questions: how education takes place in the last year of pre-school education according to the teachers. And what are the important factors that relate to compulsory preschool education. The approaches are whole day school preparation, afternoon school preparation, British approach and morning school preparation. The important factors are areas of development, problematic areas, children, needed improvement, parents, assistant teacher, education and planning.
Keywords: compulsory preschool education, Czech Republic, interviews, kindergarten preparatory class.