Examination of Preschool Teachers' Approaches to Early Literacy

Oncu E., ÜNLÜER E.

Proceedings of 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Valletta, Malta, 6 - 09 February 2014, vol.191, pp.1043-1047 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 191
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.656
  • City: Valletta
  • Country: Malta
  • Page Numbers: pp.1043-1047
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Early literacy programs in preschool, effect children's awareness and readiness to primary school. The purpose of this study was to examine the approaches of preschool teachers in early literacy program. Thirty teachers from different preschools in Kocaeli were randomly selected for the study. Teachers' approaches were examined with a checklist, as organisation of classroom environment, choosing of literacy activities, promoting of phonological awareness, using of assistive technologies and parental involvement. Also an observatory method was used to observe classroom organisation. The findings of the study identify important implications for teachers and education system. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.