Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3A), pp. 22 - 30
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071303
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Kindergarten Teacher Students’ Experiences of Value Conflicts in Kindergartens as Educational Institutions


Helene Torsteinson *
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway

ABSTRACT

According to the national guidelines for kindergarten teacher education in Norway, university campus-based teaching and practical training in in-service kindergartens are two mutually complementary learning arenas that facilitate student professional learning and development. This paper “gives voice” to first-year students regarding their experiences of practical training in kindergartens. The students’ stories focus on conflicts between their own values and those presented during campus-based teaching as they experienced them in in-service kindergartens. This paper discusses how these can be handled at the institution levels of the campus and in-service kindergartens that are responsible for students’ professional and personal growth.

KEYWORDS
Kindergarten, Teacher Education, Value Conflicts, Students' Experiences

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Helene Torsteinson . "Kindergarten Teacher Students’ Experiences of Value Conflicts in Kindergartens as Educational Institutions." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.3A (2019) 22 - 30. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071303.