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[2018, 12-3] Tendency of Kindergarten Teachers’ Work Performance and the Reality and Efficiency of their Working Hours
- chief of researchHye Jung Ahn
- researchersSeung Yeon Le
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- ISBNISSN 1976-6793
The purposes of this study were to examine a tendency of kindergarten teachers’ daily work performance and to explore their perceptions on the reality and efficiency of working hours. 273 public and private kindergarten teachers completed questionnaires. The findings of the study are as follows. First, kindergarten teachers carried out an average of 1.41 duties per a 30-minute segment, and there were some differences in their duties between public and private teachers. Second, as a key reason of their lack of preparation time for class, public teachers indicated much administrative work, whereas private teachers indicated many events and common work. In addition, for the work duties that require supporting staff, public teachers pointed out clerical work, whereas private teachers named event-related duties. Third, in terms of efficiency of their working hours, both public and private teachers highlighted excessive workload as a key obstacle; public teachers also indicated the shortage of supporting staff, while private teachers indicated many event-related duties and lack of directors’ leadership. These findings imply that it is important to maintain an optimum level of workload for kindergarten teachers, to secure preparation time for class, to increase work efficiency, and to provide support specific to kindergarten types.
Key words: kindergarten teachers, work performance, working hours, efficiency