The Prestigious of Nursery School Teachers in the Changes of Preschool Education During COVID-19 Pandemic in the Czechia and Slovakia

Abstract

The text is based on a project named Impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on selected functions and conditions of pre-school education in the context of preparing children to start compulsory schooling in selected European countries, which is implemented at the Faculty of Education of Palacký University Olomouc in the Czech Republic. This text presents a comparative study of the Czech Republic and Slovakia focusing on the changes in the prestige of nursery school teachers during the COVID 19 pandemic from the perspective of parents and teachers. For the needs of the text, a qualitative research design was chosen using a content text analysis and a semi-structured interview with parents of preschool children. The obtained data were then subjected to open coding and subsequent categorization. The results of the comparative study show a change in the perception of nursery school teachers and their professional competencies on the part of parents, as during the pandemic there was a shift of education to the home environment both in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. In the context of preparing children for primary school, it can be stated that this new role was even more challenging for parents, as systematic preparation required their considerable involvement and efforts with the external support of nursery school teachers. We believe the benefit of this study is the support of professional discussion on teacher prestige in general and identification of the connection between teacher prestige and the COVID 19 pandemic.



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Nicole Gattnarová, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Alena Srbená, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Veronika Gajdová, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

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Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Educational Research

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To cite this article:
Gattnarová N., Srbená A., & Gajdová V. (2022) The Prestigious of Nursery School Teachers in the Changes of Preschool Education During COVID-19 Pandemic in the Czechia and Slovakia ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.46
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.46


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