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Mindfulness meditation for future early childhood teachers in Japan
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, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, New Zealand ; , Division of Cerebral Integration, Japan ; , School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, New Zealand ; , , College of Letters, Japan ; , Department of Early Childhood Education, Japan ; , Division of Cerebral Integration, Japan

TATE Volume 65, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

To prevent future burnout and turnover among early childhood education students, mindfulness training may hold promise as a measure. A lab-based pilot and classroom-based feasibility study was designed to investigate an effective way to introduce mindfulness meditation. Results suggested that two types of audio-guided mindfulness meditation, a sitting meditation and a compassion meditation reduced stress level, and that the compassion meditation was perceived as more comfortable than the sitting meditation. As a tentative conclusion, the compassion meditation may be introduced first before the sitting meditation. Additional studies should examine the effects of longer-term meditation practice on teaching career development.

Citation

Miyahara, M., Harada, T., Tanaka, S., Fukuhara, H., Kano, T., Ono, T. & Sadato, N. (2017). Mindfulness meditation for future early childhood teachers in Japan. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 65(1), 136-144. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 10, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2017.03.007

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