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Analysis of Parents’ Opinions and Expectations About Preschool Education

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Department of Preschool Educaton, Fath Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University Faculty of Educaton, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Educatonal Sciences, Fath Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University Faculty of Educaton, Istanbul, Turkey

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2024; 21: 81-88
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2024.23079
Read: 148 Downloads: 61 Published: 25 January 2024

This study focuses on parents whose children are getng preschool educaton and aims to analyze these parents’ opinions and expectatons about preschool educaton. The study uses phenomenological design, which is one of the qualitatve research methods. The study group consists of 20 parents whose children go to state kindergartens in the Bakırköy, Bahçelievler, Küçükçekmece, and Avcılar districts of Istanbul. The study group was chosen using the convenience sampling method. The data for the study were collected through semistructured interviews. The acquired data were analyzed through descriptve analysis. Parents are informed about preschool educaton by their surroundings, teachers, and various publicatons. The expectatons of parents about preschool educaton are mostly socializaton, adaptaton to the environment, peer relatonships, and emotonal development. It is important for the parents that the teacher is knowledgeable, cheerful, fair, and someone who can contribute to their children by ofering quality educaton. As for the improvement of preschool educaton, parents expect free educaton and qualifed teachers. As a result, the themes of the study were determined to be: critcal development period, social-emotonal development, teacher competence in a safe environment, and experienced teacher.

Cite this artcle as: Yalman Polatlar, D. & Öztabak, M. Ü. (2024). Analysis of parents’ opinions and expectatons about preschool educaton. HAYEF: Journal of Educaton, 21(1), 81-88.

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