In-service early childhood teachers‘ perceptions about their roles in the development of self-discipline in children

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2011
Parlak Rakap, Asiye
The aim of this research study was to investigate the early childhood teachers’ perceptions about their roles in the development of self-discipline in children. In order to specify this aim, the research question which asked “How do early childhood teachers perceive their role in the development of self-discipline?” was investigated. Current study was conducted based on qualitative research methodology. In order to investigate the aim, a case including seven early childhood teachers working at the same institution was reached. The main data collection instrument was an interview protocol consisting of two parts: vignettes and interview questions. The instrument included questions related to the meaning and importance of self-discipline, and how to support it in classroom environment, and was developed according to observations and related literature. Additionally this instrument was pilot tested with six early childhood teachers. The interviews for the main study were conducted between December 2009 and January 2010. According to the findings, early childhood teachers were aware of self-discipline, its importance, and its development. However, some strategies which were being used by the teachers should be discussed with them in terms of relatedness of those strategies with self-discipline.

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A. Parlak Rakap, “In-service early childhood teachers‘ perceptions about their roles in the development of self-discipline in children,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2011.