The Japanese Journal of Clinical Educational Psychology
Online ISSN : 2436-6129
Print ISSN : 0910-8955
Cognition of Groups of Childcare Workers Fostering Children's Ability to Interact with People
Mika WAKADAOsanori TANAKAShinichiro HIDE
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2022 Volume 38 Issue 2 Pages 29-45


This article focused on the collaborative nature of childcare workers as their specialty in raising children's ability to interact with others. Specifically, we collected a wide range of casually spoken episodes about collaboration that led to improved efficacy, which is the intrinsic basis of childcare practice. Subsequently, we carried out qualitative analysis about the detail in the necessary support for childcare workers, primarily using the SCAT method. The results reveal the need for two categories of assistance. First category emphasizes individualistic support based on collaborative attitudes, such as spiritual support and help for childcare workers in upgrading their childcare ability. It also stresses cumulative support that would help feel the enjoyment of collaborative childcare and collective growth. Second category highlights respect for individuals, guidance, and collaboration as supporters' consciousness required to raise the sense of efficacy. It also highlights the need for assistance in facilitating efforts between individuals and groups to boost and complement each other. Finally, we describe the possibility of future development from the perspective of relationships with supporters and recognition of support.

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