ERIC Number: EJ1179752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Preschool Teachers' Beliefs and Practices Related to Child-Centred Education in Turkey
Sak, Ramazan; Tantekin-Erden, Feyza; Morrison, George S.
Education 3-13, v46 n5 p563-577 2018
This study describes the beliefs, self-reported practices and actual practices related to child-centred education of five female preschool teachers in Ankara, Turkey, and assesses the consistency between the participants' beliefs and practices. Data were collected through interviews, classroom observations and document review. The results indicated that the participant teachers' beliefs and practices as expressed through instructional activities, relationships, behaviour management, assessment, parental involvement and self-reporting were partially parallel to the child-centred education philosophy. Also, there was only partial consistency between teachers' beliefs about, self-reported practices of and actual practices of child-centred education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Student Centered Learning, Observation, Documentation, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Interpersonal Relationship, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Parent Participation, Phenomenology, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)
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