International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-9501

Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2010, Vol. 1(3) 71-91

Time Dependent Changes in the Opinions of First Grade Students Regarding Their Preschool and Primary School Teachers

Adile Gülşah SARANLI, Gelengül HAKTANIR, Duygu ÇALIKOĞLU & Pelin ERDEM

pp. 71 - 91   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2010.013

Published online: December 01, 2010  |   Number of Views: 189  |  Number of Download: 757


Abstract

The goal of this research is to investigate how opinions of first grade students, coming from different types of preschools and attending different primary schools, change from the beginning to the end of one school year about their preschool and primary school teachers. In this context, we used a qualitative case study method, with a sample of 27 first grade students in order to observe changes in the opinions of students and subsequently analyze important differences between these school types. Our sample includes three different categories of first grade students:
9 students graduated from the kindergarten of a Ministry of National Education Primary School (MONEPS) and continuing with the same primary school, 9 students graduated from the kindergarten of a Private Primary School (PPS) and continuing with the same primary school and finally 9 students graduated from an Independent Preschool Administered by the Ministry of National Education (IPAMONE) and continuing with the Ministry of National Education Primary School. For each student, relevant data was collected through interviews with semi-structured questionnaires, conducted twice at the beginning and at the end of a seven month period within the 2008-2009 academic year twice. Following these interviews, any differences or similarities between the answers of students coming from different types of schools are investigated. As an additional outcome of this study, changes in the opinions of each student between the two associated interviews were identified. The results of first interviews show that students in all types of schools liked doing reading and writing exercises with their teachers. However, during their second interviews, they favored studying and examinations instead. Nearly all of the students remembered their preschool experiences and mentioned that they missed play activities and the close relationship they had established with their preschool teachers during that period.

 

Keywords: preschool, primary school, teacher


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
SARANLI, A.G., HAKTANIR, G., CALIKOGLU, D. & ERDEM, P. (2010). Time Dependent Changes in the Opinions of First Grade Students Regarding Their Preschool and Primary School Teachers. International Journal of Educational Researchers, 1(3), 71-91.

Harvard
SARANLI, A., HAKTANIR, G., CALIKOGLU, D. and ERDEM, P. (2010). Time Dependent Changes in the Opinions of First Grade Students Regarding Their Preschool and Primary School Teachers. International Journal of Educational Researchers, 1(3), pp. 71-91.

Chicago 16th edition
SARANLI, Adile Gulsah, Gelengul HAKTANIR, Duygu CALIKOGLU and Pelin ERDEM (2010). "Time Dependent Changes in the Opinions of First Grade Students Regarding Their Preschool and Primary School Teachers". International Journal of Educational Researchers 1 (3):71-91.

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