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Relationships, rules, and responsibilities: learning in Japanese kindergartens

journal contribution
posted on 2021-01-01, 00:00 authored by Karen GuoKaren Guo, K Kuramochi
In this study, we are looking for insights into children’s learning in Japanese kindergartens from the perspectives and experiences of kindergarten teachers and children. Combining research on early childhood education in Japan and the capabilities approach, the findings indicate that children’s learning is situated within a dynamic praxis, involving relationships, rules, and responsibilities. The study argues for the utility of going beyond children’s agency and free choice to explore the structural, functional, and relational contexts which give rise to them.

History

Journal

Educational forum

Volume

85

Issue

1

Pagination

63 - 76

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0013-1725

eISSN

1938-8098

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal