The Learning Attitudes of Pupils Attending Out of School Care Centers

By Hsi-Chi Hsiao, Ming-Chao Lee and Su-Ling Yang.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This study aims to investigate whether or not attending out of school care centers affects the learning attitudes of elementary school pupils. Due to various factors, parents in Taiwan cannot collect their children right after school so they turn to out of school care centers for assistance. In light of that, out of school care centers function, mainly, to take care of pupils, instruct in homework, offer different talent classes, and help with schoolwork. Out of school care centers are, nonetheless, different from official educational institutions and it is arguable that their teachers, teaching environment, and teaching approaches can affect pupils’ attitudes toward learning. By conducting in-depth interviews with 5th-grade and 6th-grade teachers, this study has firstly acquired an understanding of the impact out of school care centers created on pupils’ learning attitudes, and this study examines the pupils’ attitudes towards class learning, interaction with peers, teacher-pupil relationships and parent-child relationships at the out of school care centers.

Keywords: Pupil, Out of School Care Center, Learning Attitude(s)

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp.157-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.341MB).

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.

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