Feyza Erden

Feyza Erden
Middle East Technical University | METU · Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Doctor of Philosophy

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Başta gelişmekte olan ülkeler olmak üzere tüm sosyo-ekonomik düzeylerdeki çocuklar için yüksek kaliteli ve kapsayıcı okul öncesi eğitim sağlamak, çözülmesi gereken bir sorun olmaya devam etmektedir. Bu bağlamda, farklı ülkelerden iyi uygulamaların araştırılması ve bu uygulamaların tüm yönleriyle tartışılması, gelişmekte olan ülkelere bu yeni uygula...
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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 word recognition, phonological awareness, and comprehension. However, reading is also an activity that requires effort and involves...
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There are about 272 million international immigrants in the world (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs [UN, DESA], 2019). Turkey hosts the largest registered refugee population, and 1.8 million of these people are children (United Nations Children's Fund [UNICEF], 2020). This high population of refugee children increases the i...
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The aim of this current study was to investigate how young children and their parents interact during in-home digital activities. A total of 40 home visits were conducted to observe children’s social interaction with their parents during the digital activity time. Data were collected through participant observation as well as through interviews con...
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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 framework was used to collect data for the study. The study sample comprised 86 preservice teachers enrolled at a public university i...
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Bu çalışmanın amacı okul öncesi öğretmen adaylarının ve uygulama öğretmenlerinin, Öğretmenlik Uygulaması dersine ilişkin görüşlerini incelemektir. Nitel araştırma desenlerinden olgu bilim çalışmasının kullanıldığı bu araştırmanın katılımcıları 41 okul öncesi öğretmen adayı ile 31 okul öncesi öğretmenidir. Açık uçlu görüş bildirim formu aracılığıyla...
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This cross-sectional survey study aims to investigate preschool teachers' usage of digital technologies (DT) in early childhood education. To investigate teachers' use of DT, a questionnaire was completed by 167 preschool teachers from 52 different preschools. Besides, the Attitude Scale for Technological Tools and Materials Use in Preschool Educat...
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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 education programs in Ankara, Turkey. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews. Students expressed positive views on min...
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The role of teachers in education is widely acknowledged in educational studies that routinely find that quality of teaching is fundamental to student success. Accordingly, this study set out to examine and describe the professional development of teachers in countries where students perform better in the PISA assessment, namely, Finland, Estonia,...
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This study aims to investigate the descriptive characteristics, research topics and methodological procedures of master's theses and doctoral dissertations regarding early childhood education in Turkey. Within the scope of the current study, 931 Master's theses and 171 doctoral dissertations were analyzed according to university, institute, departm...
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The purpose of this study is to compare the early childhood education curricula in New Zealand (Te Whāriki) and Turkey [ECE] in terms of assessment approaches and processes. The curricula are compared with regard to perceptions of assessment, guidance for teachers on how to assess children, self-assessment of teachers, and additional sources for te...
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It is thought that our behavioural, social and intellectual development is fostered in early childhood alongside the acquisition of metacognitive and self-regulatory abilities. This qualitative investigation reports on how 11 children applied these skills via pedagogical documentation. Participant observation and interviews were used to gather data...
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Research Findings: This study explores the beliefs, self-reported practices, and observed practices of Turkish preschool teachers toward children’s peer relationship problems as well as the gap between their beliefs and practices. Five female teachers of 5-year-old children were selected as participants for this multiple case study. Approximately 7...
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This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of preschoolers’ home and classroom literacy environments and the relationships between receptive and expressive vocabulary, phonological awareness, and concepts about print (CAP) development. The participants were 168 parents and their children from five private preschools in a large suburban are...
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The purpose of this study was to describe to what extent four preschool teachers in Turkey have developmentally appropriate beliefs and practices related to two dimensions of classroom management. The participants of the study were four female teachers working in Ankara. The data of this study were collected through a demographic information protoc...
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This study describes the beliefs, self-reported practices and actual practices related to child-centred education of five female preschool teachers in Ankara, Turkey, and assesses the consistency between the participants’ beliefs and practices. Data were collected through interviews, classroom observations and document review. The results indicated...
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This study investigates early childhood teachers’ views about science teaching practices in an early childhood settings. It was conducted in a preschool located in Ankara, Turkey. The data of the study were collected through multiple sources of information such as interviews with early childhood teachers and observations of their practices in the c...
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There are disadvantages as well as advantages to the use of computers, and early childhood teachers have an important role to play in the appropriate incorporation of computer technology into learning. To fulfill this role, they not only need to have the skills and knowledge to implement this relatively new way of learning, but also to have a posit...
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This study analyses the beliefs and self-reported practices of preschool teachers with regard to the concept of child-centred education, as well as the consistency between these beliefs and practices. Data were collected via interviews with 20 female teachers employed in public preschools in Ankara, Turkey. The results indicated that the participan...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and parental involvement beliefs of preschool teachers and the parents of preschool children. Data were collected from 279 teachers and 589 parents via a demographic information questionnaire, Teachers' Beliefs Scale [Jones, L. D., Burt...
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This study investigated the differences in peer preference, gender and temperamental characteristics of children aged five to six in relation to their social competence (SC) and behavioural adaptation. The data were collected through the use of ‘Picture Sociometry Scale’, ‘SC and Behaviour Evaluation Scale’ and ‘Short Temperament Scale for Children...
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The aim of this study was to investigate primary school teachers' opinions regarding the importance and functions of preschool education, the transition process from preschool education to primary education, and children's problems related to school transition processes. First, teachers were asked to complete the Primary School Teachers' Views abou...
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The purpose of this study is to examine how preschool teachers organize free play activities and what kind of strategies they use for enhancing peer related social interactions among 6-year-old children. The study was conducted in Ankara by interviewing with teachers to obtain their views and experiences on peer related social interaction during pl...
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This study investigates preschool teachers' beliefs about integrated curriculum and, more specifically, their beliefs about integration of visual arts with other activities. The participants of this study consisted of 255 female preschool teachers who are employed in preschools in Ankara, Turkey. For the study, teachers were asked to complete ‘teac...
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Problem Statement: The physical environment of the classroom has an impact on various components of the teaching and learning processes. Recently, there has been research into the relationship between classroom management and the physical environment in elementary schools. However, the focus of these studies was only on one dimension of the physica...
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This study aims to explore preschool teachers’ attitudes toward science teaching and its impact on classroom practices through the frequency of science activities provided in the classroom. In addition, the study investigates if their attitudes are related to factors such as educational level, years of teaching experience, and the school type they...
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Etkili bir eğitim-öğretim süreci için, sınıf yönetimi konusu, tartışılması gereken önemli konulardan biridir. Etkili bir sınıf yönetimi; öğrenmenin gerçekleştiği bir çevrenin oluşturulabilmesi için sınıfın fiziksel ortamının düzenlenmesini, öğrenme düzen ve süreçlerin planlanmasını ve öğrenmenin verimli olabilmesi için kuralların ve sınıf içi harek...
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Classroom management is one of the crucial topics to be discussed in education. Classroom management refers to teaching and learning environments in which the physical setting is organized, procedures such as classroom rules and routines are set to monitor student behavior, and it provides students with optimum learning opportunities. This study is...
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The aim of this study is to investigate if a semester-long course on gender equity in education has an impact on the attitudes of preservice teachers toward gender roles. To this end, a pretest–posttest analysis is carried out in a state university in Ankara, Turkey, employing a sample of 133 preservice teachers; 33 of whom had taken the course and...
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Teachers play a significant role in the socialization of children. One of the responsibilities involved with teaching is disciplining, an area where teachers teach their male and female students in accord with their beliefs and expectations as to which behaviors are appropriate in which situations. In this study, teachers' beliefs about the use of...

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