Determination of the Views of Teachers and Parents with regard to Supporting Social Skills at Preschool Children


ÖZYÜREK A. , CEYLAN Ş.

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, ss.99-114, 2014 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 35
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.9779/puje575
  • Dergi Adı: PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.99-114

Özet

Social skills are the skills that should be supported starting from the very early years of life. The current study that was carried out with the support of TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific and Technological Researches Centre) as "The Project of Support for the Preschool Social Skills - OSBEP". The project's goal was to determine the teachers'and families' views regarding how to support the social skills of preschool teacher. In this sense, one of the descriptive methods Focus Group Interview Technique was used in the study. The working group was comprised of seven teachers who teach at preschool education schools acting under Karabuk Provincial Directorate of National Education and eight mothers having a child at the age group of four to six attending to these schools. The interviews with teachers and mothers were carried out in two 60-minute sessions. As a result, preschool teachers and parents pointed out that there were some deficincies at social skills resulting from various reasons, as well as some strenghts they observed at children. Also the methods they used for developing social skills were not always effective and therefore there is a need to improve the educational program's related aspects. It apperas that thought that a detailed study to determine the necessities and the context of developing social skills of young children is warranted.