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ERIC Number: EJ1149758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul-23
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
An Alternative Educational Method in Early Childhood: Museum Education
Akamca, Güzin Özyilmaz; Yildirim, R. Gunseli; Ellez, A. Murat
Educational Research and Reviews, v12 n14 p688-694 Jul 2017
According to the preschool education program that came into effect by Turkish Ministry of Education in Turkey in 2013, teaching should be offered not only in classrooms but also in places outside classrooms likely to boost learning. The program required utilizing learning techniques, and environments different from conventional ones. The aim of the present study was to raise awareness about history through a museum education program created as described by the Ministry in 2013, and offering information about cultural heritage of Turkey and other cultures, and to test effectiveness of the program. The study was conducted in Izmir Tarih ve Sanat Müzesi (The History and Art Museum in Izmir, Turkey). Data were collected at face to face interviews with a semi-structured interview form created to determine what children thought about museums. Obtained data was evaluated with content analysis. The analysis showed that the education program offered was effective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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