HAYEF: Journal of Education

Reflection of Values on the Assessment Process of Preschool Education in Turkey and Ohio


Department of Educational Sciences, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Faculty of Education, Nevşehir, Turkey


Department of Pre-School Education, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Faculty of Education, Nevşehir, Turkey

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2021; 18: 385-406
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2021.21032
Read: 1176 Downloads: 462 Published: 29 September 2021

This study aims to determine how values are reflected in the assessment dimension in preschool education in Turkey and Ohio. The study is planned as descriptive and comparative educational research using methods and techniques appropriate to the qualitative research discipline. Research data were collected via document analysis and observation. Documents contain the Turkish Preschool Education Curriculum (2013) and Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards accepted in the USA in 2012. The observation was carried out by following the assessment process of values education practices in kindergartens in Turkey (Nevşehir) and Ohio (Cincinatti), USA. When the results of the research were evaluated, it was observed that the values of obeying the rules, courtesy and thanking were considered important by the teachers in the classroom in Turkey and Ohio. It shows that the observation method is frequently used in the evaluation in both countries. It was observed that different values are highlighted in the achievements for different development areas in Turkey and Ohio, and for the practices of both countries suggestions are offered to teachers which they can apply.

Cite this article as: Ulucan, P., & Öngören, S. (2021). Reflection of values on the assessment process of preschool education in Turkey and Ohio. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 18(3): 385-406.

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