Volume 14 No 1 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education
A Framework for Developing Soft Skills among Kindergarten
Bothina Mohammed Hussien Ali
Keywords: Kindergarten Program, Saudi Vision 2030, Soft Skills, Pre-service Teachers, Life Skills.
This study proposes a list of the needed soft skills for prospective kindergarten teachers in light of the Saudi Vision 2030, identifies the extent of their availability as reported by the participants, and proposes a framework for their development. To achieve these aims, the study adopted a descriptive method (analytical interpretation), and data have been collected by a questionnaire applied among 81 students registered at the eighth level in the College of Education. Results revealed high agreement on the availability of the needed soft skills among prospective kindergarten teachers: teamwork, communication, problem-solving and decision-making, time management, influence and persuasion, negotiation, and adaptability and resilience skills. Based on the analysis results, improvement procedures are recommended to reconsider course contents to include soft skills.
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