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ERIC Number: EJ1186010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-2217-7337
Examination of Science and Mathematics Activities in Pre-School Education
Kanak, Mehmet; Pekdogan, Serpil
Research in Pedagogy, v8 n1 p111-122 2018
This research aims to reveal the importance of science and mathematics education, children's natural curiosity towards science, and teachers' deficiencies and opinions in this area. In this study, where the qualitative method is preferred, the special case method, which enables in-depth research within a specific subject, is used. The study group of the study constitutes 45 preschool teachers working in independent kindergartens affiliated to the Ministry of National Education. When the study group was determined, the maximum diversity type sampling method was used. In order to collect data in the research, a semi-structured interview form consisting of 3 open-ended questions was used. The results of the research showed that teachers find science and mathematics activities necessary and important but they generally abstain from practice because they are inadequate. It is clear that teachers are often inadequate in using materials and they prefer mostly traditional, structured materials. Some suggestions were made according to these results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey