Investigation of the practices in learning centers of pre-school education institutes
KünyeMetin, S. (January 27, 2017). Investigation of the practices in learning centers of pre-school education institutes. Turkish Journal of Education, 6, 1, 1-16.
The study used both the qualitative and quantitative research method, aims to determine the practices regarding learning centers in the preschool class. The sample is selected from preschool teachers who are worked in Aydin. The (Ministry of Education) schools are kindergartens in 27 primary schools and 5 preschools. In sum, 16 volunteer teachers, who is 5 from kindergarten and 11 from kindergarten of other schools are selected. For data collection, "The Learning Centers Review and Observation Form" that is developed by researcher is used. The first part of the learning centers review and observation form involves observations, the information about the class and the teacher, and the teacher's opinions regarding learning centers, the second part involves observations about "design of learning centers", and the third part has observations about "application of learning centers". For data analysis, descriptive and content analysis methods are used. First, the themes and codes are defined and then the themes are coded. As the result of study, teachers' level of skills regarding the learning center design and practice is found as low.