Child -Centered Teaching: Facilitators’ Perceptions and Practices in Nepalese Early Childhood Development (ECD) Center

Authors

  • Yam Bahadur Karki Researcher Ph.D. (Edu.), 2Professor and Director, School of Education JNU, Jaipur, India
  • Kamla Vashisth Researcher Ph.D. (Edu.), 2Professor and Director, School of Education JNU, Jaipur, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15415/iie.2014.21008

Keywords:

Child- centered method, perception and practices, early childhood development and facilitators

Abstract

It is a blunder if students are regarded as empty vessels to be filled by the teacher. But we find most of the schools in Nepal; the classes are generally conducted in very primitive and traditional manner in the name of maintaining discipline (Gharti, 2006). The present study sheds some spotlight on the facilitators’ perceptions and practices of child- centered teaching in the context of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers in Nepal. The study was based on qualitative approach and used the case study method. The result showed that the majority of facilitators have positive perception towards teaching profession and used child- centered teaching methods. Most of them reported the unavailability of teaching materials and low monthly pay.

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Published

2014-03-03

How to Cite

Yam Bahadur Karki, & Kamla Vashisth. (2014). Child -Centered Teaching: Facilitators’ Perceptions and Practices in Nepalese Early Childhood Development (ECD) Center. Issues and Ideas in Education, 2(1), 93–98. https://doi.org/10.15415/iie.2014.21008

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