The Learning Attitudes of Pupils Attending Day-Care Centers after School

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This research aims to understand whether going to day-care center will influence pupils’ attitudes toward learning. In Taiwan, due to various reasons, many working parents leave their children at day-care centers after school instead of punctually taking them home in person. The major functions of a day-care center are to look after the pupil, instruct their homework, arrange skills learning, and assist schoolwork. Many studies have found that the teacher, the learning environment, the peers, as well as the parents affect factors of the pupils’ learning attitudes. A day-care center is different from other educational organizations in the staff, the teaching environment and the teaching methods, which may affect pupils’ learning attitudes. By means of interviews with selected fifth and sixth grade teachers and classroom observation, the pupils’ learning attitudes influenced by attending day-care centers after school are identified.


Keywords: Learning Attitude, Day-Care Centers
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: The Learning Attitudes of Pupils Attending Out of School Care Centers


Prof. Hsi-Chi Hsiao

Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Business and Administration, Cheng Shiu University
Niaosong, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Professor Hsi-Chi Hsiao received his M.S. degree from University of Wisconsin in 1983 and Ph. D. from Indiana State University in 1987. He was head of Department of Industrial Education at National Changhua University of Education and president of National Penghu Institute of Technology in Taiwan. He has also served as government consultant in the field of curriculum and instruction, vocational and technological education, research in applied science education for many years. He is now a chair professor at Graduate Institute of Business and Administration, Cheng Shiu University. His research interest has been focused on curriculum and instruction development, skill testing and creativity for vocational, technological and engineering education.

Ming-Chao Lee

Candidate Doctor Student, Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University
Changhua, Taiwan

He is now a teacher at vocational High School.

Su-Ling Yang

Doctoral Student, Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education
chunghua, Taiwan

Doctoral student Su-Ling Yang received her M.S. degree from National Changhua University of Education in 2004. She is now a teacher at Hu-Si Elementary School. Her research interest has been focused on curriculum and instruction development for vocational, technological and engineering education.

Ref: L09P1446