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Educators autonomy in selecting high quality picture books during the pre-school period

Nika Ostanek (2019) Educators autonomy in selecting high quality picture books during the pre-school period. Diploma thesis.

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    Autonomy of pre-school educators in selecting qualiting picture books in the pre-school period – is a thesis dealing with professional theoretical explanations about autonomy, quality picture books and awards for youth literature in Slovenia. It is comprised of the theoretical part with the definitions of terms autonomy of pre-school educators, selection of quality picture books, rating the quality of a story and the quality of a grapgic illustration. The recurrent theme of the theoretical part in the value of a good picture book in a child's pre-reading period. The picture book is a child's first book, with which he endavours in to his future reading habits and also the first book that sparks the child's imagination, curiousity and his first learning experience. A quality story and illustration stimulate a child's ponderance and speech and offer him help with developing freelings and emotions, getting familiar with life and surroundings while at same time confroting the child with a problem and helping him search for solutions, adjusted to the child's level of comprehension. Empirical part is based on an anonymous survey of educators within the kindergarten, with the intention of assessing the value of quality picture book – both as story content and illustrative value. From the survey, we gather the opinion af individuals, knowledge of quality picture books, values that distinguish a quality picture book and knowledge of awarded picture books especially Golden pear. The goal of the thesis is to compare the theoretical guidelines with the actual practises within kindergartens from the survey answers. The survey present assessments about what impacts the educators decision of choosing a picture book and patterns of his choices and to what degree does he/she recognize a quality and appropriate picture book and which source affects his/her choise the most. Analysis and interpretation of obtained answe can be a base measure for inclusion of quality picture books to the education and a way of encouagement, how to approach the children with a quality picture book.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: picture book, autonomy of pre-school educators, quallity content, quality illustration, sign »golden pear«
    Number of Pages: 49
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    prof. dr. Milena BlažičMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12510793
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5842
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 10:29
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 10:29
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5842

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