Inclusiveness for all: the importance of individualization and differentiation for achieving educational progress in children in kindergarten

  • Rozalina Engels-Kritidis Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Abstract

The publication outlines the importance of individualization and
differentiation when selecting and developing educational content, as well
as when planning the goals of pedagogical interactions in the kindergarten.
The results of a study involving experimental and control groups of 3–4- and
6–7 year-old children are presented; they indicate greater improvement in
the progress of children in the group where an individual and differentiated
approach had been systematically applied to all pupils.

Keywords: individualization; differentiation; individual educational progress;
3–4 year-old children; 6–7 year-old children.

Author Biography

Rozalina Engels-Kritidis, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Rozalina Engels-Kritidis, PhD in pedagogy, Associate Professor Assoc. Prof. Rozalina Engels-Kritidis PhD is a lecturer at Sofia University, leading academic courses on two main disciplines: Basis and theory of pre-school education, and Language acquisition and speech development in early years. She is one of the authors of the pre-school educational programme system “Friends” (2009), approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. She has been a visiting scholar at a number of universities and institutions across Europe, including University of Cambridge, Athens Kapodistrian University, University of Patras, Central European University in Budapest, Catholic University of Leuven, Municipality of Sundsvall in Sweden, Comenius University in Bratislava, and German Youth Institute in Munich. She is the author of more than sixty publications in Bulgarian and English, as well as the following three books: “Intercultural Educational Program for Preparatory Classes in Bulgarian Sunday Schools in Greece” (2013), “Proverbs and Sayings in the Educational Interaction with Bulgarian Children Living Abroad” (2013), and “The Child in the Allegory World of Proverbs and Sayings” (2012).
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education
bul. Shipchenski prohod № 69A,
Sofia 1574, Bulgaria

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Published
2017-04-17
How to Cite
Engels-Kritidis, R. (2017). Inclusiveness for all: the importance of individualization and differentiation for achieving educational progress in children in kindergarten. Multidisciplinary Journal of School Education, 8(2). Retrieved from https://czasopisma.ignatianum.edu.pl/jpe/article/view/803