Journal directory listing - Volume 46 Number 1 (2001/April) - Education【46(1)】

Playground Design and Children's Opinions Toward Their Kindergarten Playgrounds Author: Mei-I Chien(Department of Early Childhood Education, National Chia-yi University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 46, No. 1
Date:April 2001


There were three purposes accomplished via this study Firstly, to analyze the relationship between playground use opinions of children and appropriateness status of their playgrounds. Secondly, to examine whether the concept of "playground appropriateness" could integrate children's opinions and would be beneficial for analyzing these opinions. Thirdly, to compare outcomes between the data of "child self-report" and "teacher representation" in order to analyze the significance and feasibility of the data collection method of child self-report. Two kindergartens with different playground appropriateness status participated in this study, survey questions were edited according to the different status of individual kindergartens. Data collection was conducted by interviewing children aged four in each kindergarten one by one, and by teachers filled questionnaires about their conceived children's opinions. There were 61 subjects of kindergarten A, and 73 subjects of kindergarten B were surveyed in the total. Contents of survey questions included the degree of like of each play spot, the staying time length of each play spot, the favorite spot, the weather preference of the favorite spot, the play time arrangement of the favorite spot, and restructuring expectations of their playgrounds. Results of this study provided playground design principles for kindergartens' restructuring reference, and research suggestions for future studies.

Keywords:children,playground,design,opinion survey

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APA FormatChein, M.-I. (2001). Playground Design and Children's Opinions Toward Their Kindergarten Playgrounds. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 46(1), 111-144. doi:10.3966/2073753X2001044601006