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EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY

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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

Location

Education Building A Room #409

Tel

82-2-3277-2624

Email

eece2624@ewha.ac.kr

Fax

82-2-3277-2625

The Department of Early Childhood Education strives to educate professionals in the field of early childhood education through theoretical study and practical training in actual educational and child care facilities.

Graduates acquire a kindergarten teacher qualification certificate (level 2) and child care teacher qualification certificate (level 2) upon graduation, thereby becoming qualified professionals to enter into different areas of education with an expertise on early childhood education, in both theory and practice.

Graduates become not only kindergarten and childcare teachers, but also educational consultants and coordinators or producers for media programs, books, and CD-ROM titles relevant to early childhood education. Our graduates conduct research in various fields of education and also work to improve the quality of early childhood education in Korea by participating in fieldwork.

We educate our students in the fundamentals of psychology, philosophy, and sociology, as well as basic knowledge and the methods of early childhood education.

History

Ewha's Department of Early Childhood Education is the beginning of the academic study of early childhood education in Korea, historically significant because it was the first institute to provide training for kindergarten teachers. Early childhood education in Korea started on January of 1914, when a female American Methodist missionary named Brownlee opened Ewha Kindergarten within Ewha Hakdang for 16 children.

History

1915

A year after the Kindergarten was founded, the Kindergarten Training School was established to become the first kindergarten teacher training institute. Ewha Kindergarten Training School was also the predecessor to the current Early Childhood Education major and a precursor to the College of Education.

For the next 90 years, Ewha's Department of Early childhood Education has been a forerunner in establishing early childhood education theory and developing early childhood education practices in Korea.

1914

Ewha Kindergarten founded with 16 kindergarteners by missionary C. G. Brownlee

1915

Kindergarten Training School established as a 2-year school in Jeongdong

1921

A new building built for Ewha Kindergarten and Kindergarten Training School; Ahyun Kindergarten, the second practicing kindergarten, established within Ahyun Church

1928

Kindergarten Training School renamed Ewha Kindergarten Training School (a 2-year school) and becomes an independent entity

1936

The third practicing kindergarten, Sinchon Kindergarten, established; a Korean is appointed dean of Ewha Kindergarten Training School

1941

Ewha Kindergarten Training School abolished; Merged into the Department of Kindergarten Teachers Education (3-year program) in Ewha College

1943

Merged to Ewha College Department of Leadership Training for Young Women, a one year program

1945

Ewha College renamed Gyeongseong Women's College; Department of Kindergarten Teachers Education renamed Special Department of Kindergarten Teachers Educatio

1945

Ewha College renamed Gyeongseong Women's College; Department of Kindergarten Teachers Education renamed Special Department of Kindergarten Teachers Educatio

1951

The launch of Korea's first private College of Education; the Department of Children's Education becomes a subdivision of the Department of Literature A four-year program for early childhood education established Department of Children's Education moved to the Department of Education's Children Education major

1953

The College of Education celebrates its first graduates, nine students with middle school teacher qualifications (level 2)

1957

Children's Education renamed Preschool Education

1962

Level 2 kindergarten teacher qualification certificate issued separately

1984

Preschool Education renamed Early Childhood Education

1991

Early Childhood Education becomes an independent department, separated from the Department of Education, College of Education

1992

Early Childhood Education separated as independent entity within the graduate school Early Childhood Education majors form alumni association

2005

Ewha Womans University's College of Education Department of Early Childhood Education celebrates 90th anniversary

The Aim of Education

The department aims to foster an educational philosophy and sense of duty to prospective graduates, so that they may contribute to the development of our society and nation, and help make education edifying by becoming well-rounded and well-educated individuals.
To achieve this aim, the department set out the following goals:

  • Increase awareness on the importance of understanding the child's physical, linguistic, social, cognitive, and creative developments and the effect of the education environment on the learning and development of both normal children and children with special needs.
  • With an understanding of the fundamental ideas and theories in early childhood education, be able to develop and put into practice curriculums relevant to children and their specific needs.
  • Enhance understanding and management ability of children education system and classroom administration; develop ability to counsel and guide children according to their individual needs.
  • As early childhood education professionals for tomorrow's society, acquire the knowledge and ability to conduct classes using information communication networks and computers and to study effective childhood education methods to prepare for changes expected to follow in the unification of the Korean peninsula and globalization.
Careers and Graduate School Destination

Graduates acquire level 2 kindergarten teacher qualification or level 2 child care teacher qualification to begin their teaching careers at public/private kindergartens and child care centers as a teacher, headmaster, or principal. They can also work in childhood education/child care related research institutes as a researcher or staff or enter the broadcasting industry. Some graduates may also utilize their practical training experience and work as educational administrators.

They can also work in childhood education/child care related research institutes as a researcher or staff or enter the broadcasting industry. Some graduates may also utilize their practical training experience and work as educational administrators.