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Kindergarten children robbed of time and attention. Growth in administrative tasks blamed. Children in kindergarten are losing out in the battle against time. Teachers have to spend an increasing amount of their hours on paperwork and meetings than three to four years ago. “New documents that we have to read, plot in, put into practice, and evaluate come in constantly. It takes a ridiculous amount of time. But as we’re not given the necessary extra hours, we have to use the hours we have,” Mona Nicolaysen, head of education in Liane kindergarten in Porsgrunn tells NRK.

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Kindergarten children robbed of time and attention

Published on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2009 at 09:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 23rd September 2009 at 12:10.

Growth in administrative tasks blamed.

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Children in kindergarten are losing out in the battle against time. Teachers have to spend an increasing amount of their hours on paperwork and meetings than three to four years ago.

“New documents that we have to read, plot in, put into practice, and evaluate come in constantly. It takes a ridiculous amount of time. But as we’re not given the necessary extra hours, we have to use the hours we have,” Mona Nicolaysen, head of education in Liane kindergarten in Porsgrunn tells NRK.

On top of this comes preparation, follow-up work, daily record-keeping, and both departmental and management meetings.

“This means I don’t have time for the children,” she says.

In a questionnaire sent out by the Norwegian Union of Education, approximately 60 percent of the 1,500 kindergarten teachers that were asked answered they use too little time on collegial guidance, daily record-keeping, and helping individual children.



Published on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2009 at 09:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 23rd September 2009 at 12:10.

This post has the following tags: kindergarten, children, lose, time, meetings, documentation, paperwork, administration, bureaucracy.





  
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