Programme-based experiences of preschool teachers regarding support of children's social skills

Providing social skills to children through an appropriate educational programme positively affects their overall development. The aim of this study was to examine the views and experiences of 13 Turkish preschool teachers working with 5-6-year-old children regarding support of children's social skills. An interview protocol was used to gather the views and self-reported practices of teachers, as well as a document review codebook was used to analyze the content of teachers' educational plans. The teachers were found to place importance on their educational programmes and regularly include social skills activities within their plans, while considering programme-based factors like gains and indicators and materials. However, the content of teachers' plans was considerably different from their self-reported practices regarding organization of the learning environment, interval of social skills activities, family involvement, and assessment. Finally, participating teachers were found to be deficient in effective planning of educational plans for promoting children's social skills.


Demirci Ünal, Zeliha; Erden, Feyza; Department of Early Childhood Education (2022-6-9)
The purpose of this research was to investigate how preschool teachers further the development of children’s social skills including communication, empathy, social problem solving, sharing, and helping in the scope of Ministry of National Education [MoNE] Preschool Education Program. The researcher prepared a qualitative phenomenological study to determine teachers’ views and self-reported practices and obtained documentary evidence of how they had sought to support children’s social skills. Data for this ...
Examining humor in early childhood period from teacher and child aspects
Yılmaz, Betül; Tantekin Erden, Feyza; Department of Early Childhood Education (2019)
The purpose of the study was to examine humor in early childhood education in terms of children and early childhood teachers. The study sample comprised 22 five-year-old children and 5 early childhood teachers from a public preschool in Tokat. A qualitative phenomenological research method was used. As instruments, a humorous visual and five semi- structured questions, addition semi- structured questions that lead children to make a humorous drawing and to explain it were prepared. A questionnaire comprised...
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The aim of this study was to scrutinize perceptions, expectations and concerns of pre-service early childhood education (ECE) teachers before they start their careers and their challenges in their first year as they became beginning teachers. This study also focused on documenting public school contexts where beginning teachers have been either supported and given the opportunity to develop as successful teachers or discouraged and left alone with the challenges in their first year of teaching. In order to ...
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Tezcan, Feride; Tantekin Erden, Feyza; Department of Early Childhood Education (2012)
The aim of the study is to investigate early childhood teachers’ perceptions towards young gifted children and their self-reported needs for meeting needs of young gifted children. In order to reach this aim, interviews with 15 early childhood teachers were conducted. The interview questions were designed to explore three aspects of teachers’ perceptions on young gifted children: perception on giftedness as a concept, perception on characteristics of young gifted children and perception on gifted education....
Social problem solving skills of children: a phenomenological study of preschool teachers’ views and practices
Şakar, Gizem Nur; Erden, Feyza; Department of Early Childhood Education (2022-9)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the views and practices of preschool teachers regarding children's social problem-solving skills. The participants were 15 preschool teachers working in public and private early childhood education institutions in Trabzon. The study was conducted as a phenomenological study within the scope of qualitative research method and data were collected through semi-structured interviews and classroom observations. The findings of this study revealed that teachers find th...
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Z. Demirci and F. Erden, “Programme-based experiences of preschool teachers regarding support of children’s social skills,” EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE, pp. 0–0, 2022, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: