Development of Children’s Social-Communicative Patterns through a Multi-Dialogical Approach in the Kindergarten
The rationale that guided the research focuses on the gap that exists between the goals of education in general and the goals of education for early childhood as set out for the Israeli educational system, in particular. Those goals are presented by the Israeli Ministry of Education (2015a) along with the extent of their implementation in the field in the kindergartens. The present study focuses on the shaping of children’s social communication patterns in early childhood, when they are educated according to the Multi-Dialogical Approach (hereinafter: MDA). These patterns in fact constitute important life skills that accompany the child from childhood through the different school stages and on into adulthood. According to the MDA, these life skills will form the foundation for the future citizen that the child will become in the society where he lives: a citizen with initiative, an independent thinker, reflecting on his actions, tolerant and flexible.