Effectiveness of early childhood teacher education programs perceptions of early childhood teachers

Gülmez Dağ, Gülçin
The purpose of this research study is to identify teachers’ perceptions on the effectiveness of their teacher education programs in supporting their professional practices. The data to the study were gathered through semi-structured interviews with 17 in-service teachers working in public early childhood institutions in Ankara. The data were analyzed through the emerging codes and themes shaped by the research questions. The results indicated that the 1998 program the study intended to investigate was found to be relatively satisfying in terms of developing professional teach ing competencies. The major weakness was reported to be theory-oriented structure which did not allow for ample practice opportunities both in the courses and in the field experiences. Moreover, due to the infancy ages of the field, the contents of courses offered were perceived to be in line with the essentials of primary and elementary level which contradicts the necessities of early childhood teaching. The findings were further discussed and interpreted.


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G. Gülmez Dağ, “Effectiveness of early childhood teacher education programs perceptions of early childhood teachers,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.