The International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2016, 7(3): 13-27
The Comparison of Parents and Preschool Teachers’ Views about Character and Character Traits in Children
Ayşe Duran & Hakan Sariçam
pp. 13-27 | Article Number: ijrte.2016.008
Published Online: September 01, 2016
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In-text: (Duran and Sariçam, 2016)
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It is a fact that the years of preschool is the foundation of gaining of character traits. The development of character starts in the family and continues authoritatively with school, for this reason the supporting each other of family and school is critical. For the determination of this supporting, the views of teachers and parents about this issue are required. The aim of this study is the examination of parents’ and teachers’ views about character and character traits of preschoolers. This research was completed with qualitative methods; the sample of study was 10 preschool teachers and 15 parents between 2014-2015 academic years in Adıyaman city center in Turkey. The data of research was collected with a semi-structured interview form developed by researcher. The analysis of data was done with content analysis method. According to the results of research, parents and teachers have different opinions about character. In addition, expectation and observation of parents and teachers show differences in terms of character traits in children. The results shows that parents took the primarily responsibility of development of their children’s character in themselves. In addition, teachers have different opinions about the role of parents in the development of character traits of children.
Keywords: Character, character traits, preschool education, parents, teachers
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