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Problems and Improvement Devices of related Laws Study of Early Childhood Education Act and Improvement Plans of private Kindergarten System

  • DONG-A LAW REVIEW
  • 2012, (57), pp.259-287
  • Publisher : The Institute for Legal Studies Dong-A University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Lee, Hak-Chun 1

1동아대학교

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ABSTRACT

Korea does not differ significantly from the direction of the advanced countries of early childhood education policy. A kindergarten is also defined as an educational institute in public school system. Korea manages kindergartens based on “Early Childhood Education Act” and care facilities based on “the Infant Care Act”, separately. Enacting the special early childhood education, Korean education of kindergarten is reflected the characteristics of the education. In case of the private kindergarten, it can recognize the necessity of the special “Private Kindergarten Act” by reflecting its own speciality and originality. However, It is difficult to find original “Private Kindergarten Act” in foreign countries. In Japan, Kindergarten education is baesd on “School Education Act”, too. In case of Korea, it can be difficult to realize enacting original “Private Kindergarten Act”, except public one. It is to be desired that reflects speciality of early childhood education and consistent policy by the revision of the standing rules. This study intend to review trends and suggestions of advanced countries to kindergarten education, compare the state of early childhood educational policy with the interested parties' points, and estimate the policy in Korea. Moreover, It intend to review current “Early Childhood Education Act” related to private kindergarten, raise several points, and hasten the improvement. Especially, it design to review necessity of original “Private Kindergarten Act” and suggest improvement of related rules.

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