Examining the process of establishing and implementing classroom rules in kindergarten

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2012
Kaya, Songül
The aim of the present study is to examine the source and characteristics of the classroom rules adopted by kindergarten teachers and to identify the difficulties confronted in the process of establishing and implementing classroom rules. In addition to this; in the current study, the possible effects of teaching experience on the practices of kindergarten teachers regarding classroom rules were also examined. The data of this study were collected through the survey developed by Günay (2005). The instrument was adapted by the researcher in order to use it with kindergarten teachers. Reliability and validity checks of the adapted scale were conducted and a pilot study was constructed before using the instrument in the actual study. The data collected in the study were analyzed through the use of a statistical analysis program. The participants of the current study consisted of 231 in-service kindergarten teachers working in both public and private schools in Ankara with children between the ages of 4 to 6. Descriptive results of the present study illustrated that the main source of the classroom rules implemented in kindergarten indicated both “teachers and students”. In relation to the characteristics of the classroom rules; it was found that kindergarten teachers mainly establish rules which are positively stated and which are related to “not harming friends”. Kindergarten teachers did not report any difficulties when establishing classroom rules but rather they reported some difficulties that result from the families when implementing classroom rules. Finally; the results of the MANOVA analysis indicated that there is not a mean difference between less and more experienced teachers in relation to classroom rules practices.

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S. Kaya, “Examining the process of establishing and implementing classroom rules in kindergarten,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.