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Coparenting and parental involvement in education: the mediating role of motivational beliefs
ÇETİN, MUSTAFA; Demircan, Hasibe Özlen (2022-02-01)
This study aimed to examine parental involvement in early childhood education in relation to coparenting relationships and motivational beliefs regarding parental involvement in education. In line with the aim of the study...
No muddy shoes, no dirty clothes! examining the views of teachers and parents regarding children's outdoor play and learning
Kandemir, Melike; Sevimli Çelik, Serap (2021-12-01)
The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to carry out an in-depth investigation of teachers and parental views regarding outdoor play and learning, and (b) to examine the extent to which the objectives and goals related to o...
"How am I supposed to do this on my own?": A case study on perspectives of preschool teachers regarding integrative STEM practices
Demircan, Hasibe Özlen (2021-11-01)
This article analyzes the perspectives of three preschool teachers on integrative STEM practices and the facilitating and hindering factors in their implementation. The participants were preschool teachers working at publi...
Self-regulation and play: How children's play directed with executive function and emotion regulation
Hamamcı, Beyza; Balaban Dağal, Asude (2021-10-01)
The associations of children’s play behaviour to their emotional regulation, executive functioning were examined in this study. Teachers rated children’s play behaviour, emotional regulation and executive functioning. The ...
Association between performance-based and ratings of Turkish children's executive function
Hamamcı, Beyza; Acar, Ibrahim H.; UYANIK, GÜLDEN (2021-09-01)
This study is an examination of similarities and discrepancies between performance-based measures and ratings (parents and teachers) of executive function in children. Data were collected from 200 Turkish children (103 boy...
An Analysis of Picture Books for Children Aged 3 to 6 Years: Portrayals of Engineers and the Engineering Design Process
Ata-Akturk, Aysun; Demircan, Hasibe Özlen (2021-08-01)
The potential of children's picture books to provide knowledge to support STEM education is high. Engineering is a field about which children may have little awareness or understanding. Children's picture books can be an i...
Engineers and engineering through the eyes of preschoolers: a phenomenographic study of children's drawings
Ata-Akturk, Aysun; Demircan, Hasibe Özlen (2021-08-01)
This study aimed to explore how preschoolers perceive engineers and engineering by using their drawings. For this aim, phenomenography was used as a research approach. The data were collected using the draw-and-tell techni...
Examining opportunities for risky play in preschool outdoor play areas
Cetken-Aktas, Sebnem; Sevimli Çelik, Serap (2021-07-01)
The aim of this study was to examine the opportunities for risky play that were present in six observed preschool outdoor play areas. Field observations were made in each play area based on the risky play categories. It wa...
Playfulness of early childhood teachers and their views in supporting playfulness
Canaslan-Akyar, Begum; Sevimli Çelik, Serap (2021-05-01)
This study examined Turkish early childhood teachers' playfulness and their support of playfulness in classrooms. An explanatory mixed method design was utilised with a convenience sample of 485 teachers in the quantitativ...
Preliterate Young Children's Reading Attitudes: Connections to the Home Literacy Environment and Maternal Factors
Altun, Dilek; Erden, Feyza; Hartman, Douglas K. (2021-03-01)
Emergent literacy is an umbrella term that encompasses developmental precursor skills, knowledge, and attitudes related to reading and writing. Previous studies have focused on the cognitive aspects of reading, such as wor...
Pedagogical documentation in early childhood education: A systematic review of the literature
Alaçam, Nur; Olgan, Refika (2021-01-01)
This study examined 24 empirical research studies conducted over the period of 2006-2019 focusing on the practice of pedagogical documentation in early childhood education. The research studies were selected by a systemati...
“Let me have a seat and see what's going on in this class”: Perspectives of Early Childhood Teachers about Parental Confrontation
Filik-Uyanık, Rabia; Demircan, Hasibe Özlen; Işıkçı Başkaya, Gözdenur (2021-01-01)
Interpersonal relations are identified as affiliation and connections between teachers and parents in the context of education. Although the number of studies on the nature of interpersonal relations between these two coun...
Mass Media and Intensive Mothering Predict Motivators of Mother Engagement in Children’s Education
Filik-Uyanık, Rabia; Demircan, Hasibe Özlen (2021-01-01)
The aim of this exploratory and descriptive study was to investigate the links between motherhood-related variables and the determinants of the motivators behind mothers’ engagement decisions related to their children’s ed...
Investigating perceived dispositions of Turkish preservice early childhood education teachers
Buldu, Metehan; Erden, Feyza (2021-01-01)
This study aimed to explore the changes in developing perceived dispositions of preservice early childhood education (ECE) teachers influenced by student teaching experience. A convergent mixed-method research design frame...
Investigating Early Childhood Preservice Teachers’ Personal Teaching Efficacy and Outcome-Expectancy Beliefs Regarding Education for Sustainable Development in Turkey
Köklü Yaylacı, Hasret; Olgan, Refika (2021-01-01)
This study investigates teaching efficacy beliefs of Turkish early childhood preservice teachers toward education for sustainable development (ESD), as well as their personal efficacy and outcome-expectancy beliefs regardi...
Erken çocukluk dönemi öğretmenlerinin çokkültürlülüğe dair bakış açıları ve uygulamaları üzerine bir inceleme
ışıkçı başkaya, gözde nur; ALİSİNANOĞLU, FATMA; Demircan, Hasibe Özlen; TAHTA, FATMA (2020-10-01)
Eğitim alanında çokkültürlülük her ailenin özgünlüğü ve onlarla çalışmanın getirdiği etkiler ile tüm çocuklar için eşit eğitim fırsatları oluşturma; farklılıkları takdir etme olarak tanımlanmaktadır. Çokkültürlülük aynı za...
Mindfulness: Views of Turkish Pre- Service Early Childhood Teachers
Tonga, Funda Eda; Erden, Feyza (2020-10-01)
The present study investigates the views of 21 pre- service early childhood teachers regarding mindfulness and its practice in early childhood settings. The participants were senior students attending early childhood educa...
Mindfulness: Views of pre-service early childhood teachers
Tonga, Funda Eda; Erden, Feyza (2020-10-01)
An Examination of Turkish Early Childhood Teachers' Challenges in Implementing Pedagogical Documentation
YILMAZ, ARİF; ŞAHİN, FİGEN; Buldu, Mehmet; ÜLKER ERDEM, AYÇA; EZMECİ, FULYA; Somer Olmez, Berrin; Aydos, Emine Hande; Buldu, Elif; Unal, Hazal Begum; Aras, Selda; Buldu, Metehan; AKGÜL, ESRA (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-09-01)
This study examined the challenges of pedagogical documentation from the perspectives of Turkish early childhood teachers. Pedagogical documentation was initially introduced as a teaching, learning, and assessment tool in ...
An Analysis of Young Children’s Preferences on STEM Activities in terms of Gender
Çetin, Mustafa; Demircan, Hasibe Özlen; Şenyurt, Ezgi (2020-09-01)
Presenting differences in the participation rates of genders in STEM activities may be a practical way to reveal that a solution to the gender gap should include addressing children at an early age,rather than at later per...
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