Influence of inclusive child day-care on nursery school teachers: A questionnaire survey of teachers with experience in inclusive child day-care in K City

Shinobu Kawachi, Yukiko Fukuzawa, Yuko Hamada

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Abstract

The purpose of this survey questionnaire is to investigate the factors influencing how nursery school teachers perceive inclusive child day-care in K City in order to qualify what support we can provide. The questionnaire was sent to nursery school teachers with experience in inclusive child day-care in K City. Three hundred seventeen teachers provided sufficient data for analysis. The results of this survey suggest that teachers perceive inclusive child day-care to lead up to self-development and the pleasure of child-caring. On the other hand, they feel a burden of inclusive child day-care, with teachers in their 40 s feeling a stronger burden than teachers in their 20 s. And teachers with experience in taking care of emotionally disturbed children or teachers with experience in taking care of hearing-impaired children feel a stronger burden than teachers without experience in taking care of them. The results of our survey also suggest that it is necessary for support systems to have special knowledge about disabled children and special ways of caring, and to decrease teachers' burden or dissatisfaction with inclusive child day-care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-348
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of UOEH
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2006

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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