Corpus ID: 153410931

The Role of Religious Beliefs in Early Childhood Education: Christian and Buddhist Preschools in Japan.

@article{Holloway1999TheRO,
  title={The Role of Religious Beliefs in Early Childhood Education: Christian and Buddhist Preschools in Japan.},
  author={S. Holloway},
  journal={Early childhood research and practice},
  year={1999},
  volume={1}
}
  • S. Holloway
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Early childhood research and practice
The views of teachers and directors in four Christian preschools and four Buddhist preschools are examined in this qualitative study of early childhood education in Japan. In Christian preschools, the guiding principle was that each child was a precious gift of God. This belief resulted in a play-oriented curriculum that maximized the choices available to children. Teachers also attempted to encourage children's creativity and their ability to formulate thoughts and express them to others. A… Expand
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