Academic journal article Canadian Social Science

The Current Situation, Problems and Development Path of Chinese Preschool Pre-Service Teachers Education: The Empirical Research Based on Students' Satisfaction

Academic journal article Canadian Social Science

The Current Situation, Problems and Development Path of Chinese Preschool Pre-Service Teachers Education: The Empirical Research Based on Students' Satisfaction

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Abstract

Being the first part of integration of preschool teacher's education, preschool teachers' pre-service education lays significant foundation for the development of teachers' education and development of teachers. On the foundation of students' satisfaction, the research takes quantitative research as the main methods to investigate the fundamental situation of Chinese preschool pre-service teachers' education. As the result shows, students are not so satisfied with Chinese preschool pre-service teachers education. The main problems are: lacking cares for students and completed life and shortage of the consideration of educational situations. In order to prompt the education of Chinese preschool pre-service teachers education, the value of "students oriented" should be determined, the comprehensive "whole person education" should be realized and the education mode of "experience-inspiration" should be established.

Key words: Students' satisfaction; Preschool pre-service teachers education; Current situation; Development path

INTRODUCTION

Being the first part of integration of preschool teachers' education, preschool teachers' pre-service education lays significant foundation for the development of teachers' education and development of teachers. At present, the pre-service education of Chinese preschool teachers is undertaken by preschool educator colleges, vocational and technical college school, and institutions of higher education. The evaluation of education quality is always conducted from up to down, led by the government, and takes government, institutions for higher education and intermediary organizations as the main parts. As the beneficiaries of preschool teachers' education, students are main elements which participate in the training process directly and have the right of speech about the education quality. Besides that, the investigation of satisfaction is taken as the primary source of information (Laurie, 2004). The real experience and evaluation of preschool pre-service teachers' education are obtained with students as samples from the aspect of satisfaction, which can remedy the shortcomings of evaluating from up to down and provide preschool pre-service teachers education with information based on students. The research takes the three kinds of students mentioned above as the target group to investigate the actual situation of Chinese preschool pre-service teachers' education, analyze and provide suggestion for existing problems and prompt the development of Chinese preschool pre-service teachers education.

Following scientific processes of table preparation, the research forms "investigation questionnaire for students the satisfaction of preschool teachers education" to get aware of students' satisfaction about curriculum provision, classroom teaching, practical teaching, teaching facilities and education management. The questionnaire is composed of two parts. In the first part, it includes fundamental information, such as gender, grade, school type, voluntary reporting, job intention etc., The second part contains 25 single choices, which uses likert five levels: one score for very dissatisfied, two scores for mostly dissatisfied, three scores for half satisfied, four scores for mostly satisfied, five scores for very satisfied. In the statistics, the positive questions will be counted with positive scores, while the negative questions will be counted with negative scores. The correlation coefficients among different dimensions of questions are between 0.514 and 0.697, while the correlation coefficients between various dimensions and the general questionnaire are between 0.716 and 0.935, which means that the questionnaire has acceptable construct validity. In the questionnaire a, the reliability coefficient is 0.939 and the Split-Half coefficient is 0.861, which means that the questionnaire has good internal consistency.

The research is conducted in Chongqing, Sichuan, Shanxi and Henan with a total of 800 questionnaires, among them, 685 effective questionnaires collected and the recovery rate is 85. …

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