This October, the College of Education’s Lois G. Roskens Dean Nancy Edick and John T. Langan Professor Dr. Debora Wiskneski traveled to South Korea after Wisneski was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Korea Open Association for Early Childhood Education 2013 Conference at Pai Chai University in Daejoeon. At the core of the journey was their goal to learn more about the Early Childhood Education (ECE) system in South Korea while establishing relationships with fellow ECE colleagues for future research and creative activity.
Hosted by Dr. Soonohk Hong, professor of ECE in Busan, the team met with professors from the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and multiple ECE professionals and professors from various Korean universities, including Dr. JaeHui Yoon, an ECE professor from Yeungnam University (a UNO sister university in Daegu).
Besides the opportunity of discovering new ECE practices in South Korea, the women returned with many ideas on how to implement their knowledge in the facilities at UNO for ECE teacher preparation programs. This new relationship will also serve as an asset for connecting students to the global education community in ECE.
For more information, visit UNO's Early Childhood Education graduate program webpage.