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Journal on School Educational Technology, v6 n1 p48-59 Jun-Aug 2010

Educators should attempt to create a common and solid strategy in preschool educational institutions in order to sufficiently ensure a safe social environment of children. A research examining health and safety issues in Lithuanian preschools was carried out in Klaipeda. The aim of this paper was to analyse the conditions of safe environment creation for children in preschool educational institution and its development prospects. The following research questions were asked: (1) What are the factors that influence the safety of preschool educational institution environment and could these factors be developed? (2) What difficulties arise in the process of safe environment creation for children? (3) How could the creation of safe environment be developed in contemporary preschool educational institutions? A theoretical and empirical analysis of a safe environment creation allowed determining the following development perspectives: a) Possibilities of safe environment creation in a preschool educational institution depending on analysis of the activity condition in the institution; b) Formation of organisation mission and targets, strategy formation; c) Implementation and control of organisation; and d) Collaboration of directors. The paper first defines the research problems and the relevance of the topic. Subsequently the research design and methodology are described. Finally findings are reported and discussed in the light of the literature and conclusions drawn.

Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Safety, Educational Environment, School Safety, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning

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Autor: Braslauskiene, Rasa; Vismantiene, Reda; Thorsteinsson, Gisli


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