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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(3), 159-166
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-3-9
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The Educational Skills Required for Kindergarten Teachers in Jordan

Zahria Ibrahim Abdul-Haq1,

1Faculty of Educational Sciences, Isra University, Amman, Jordan

Pub. Date: March 12, 2014

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Zahria Ibrahim Abdul-Haq. The Educational Skills Required for Kindergarten Teachers in Jordan. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(3):159-166. doi: 10.12691/education-2-3-9

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the degree of availability of the general basic educational skills in kindergarten teachers in Jordan from the standpoint of the teachers themselves, and to identify the effect of the teachers’ major and the Kindergarten type (public/private) on the availability of these educational skills. The study sample consisted of (185) teachers from (65) Kindergartens in five Jordanian governorates, namely; Amman, Madaba, Karak, Irbid and Salt. The sample included (40) private kindergartens and (25) public kindergartens selected with simple random sampling. A questionnaire of (58) items was developed, divided into two domains; personal and social skills, and educational skills. The results indicated that all the questionnaire items are educational skills required for kindergarten teachers from the standpoint of the teachers themselves, and that there are no statistically significant differences (α ≤ 0,05) due to kindergarten type, whereas there are statistically significant differences (α ≤ 0,05) due to teachers’ major (educational/otherwise) in favor of the educational majors. The study recommends the need to hold training courses for kindergarten teachers in modern methods of dealing with children, in addition to limiting working in kindergartens to graduates of the educational sciences faculties.

Keywords:
teaching skills kindergarten

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