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International Journal of Progressive Education 2018, Vol. 14(5) 1-13

First Grade Students' Perceptions of Their Preschool and Elementary School Experience

Nefise Semra Erkan, İlknur Tarman, Zeynep Seda Şanlı, Yekta Koşan & Işıl Ömrüuzun

pp. 1 - 13   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2018.157.1   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1710-24-0002.R1

Published online: October 15, 2018  |   Number of Views: 25  |  Number of Download: 73


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to reveal first grade students’ perceptions of their preschool and elementary school experience. Phenomenological research design was used in this qualitative study. Participants were twenty first grade students who had attended preschool. The data were obtained by using semi-structured interviews and pictures drawn by children, and analyzed by qualitative data analysis. The results showed that preschool, which offers an environment of play based activities, was perceived as a more enjoyable and desired place by children. The children also expressed that their elementary school experiences were based on rules, academic knowledge and skills in contrast to their preschool experience, and that elementary school entailed more duties and responsibilities.

Keywords: Preschool education, School perception, School readiness, Elementary school


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Erkan, N.S., Tarman, I., Sanli, Z.S., Kosan, Y. & Omruuzun, I. (2018). First Grade Students' Perceptions of Their Preschool and Elementary School Experience. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(5), 1-13. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2018.157.1

Harvard
Erkan, N., Tarman, I., Sanli, Z., Kosan, Y. and Omruuzun, I. (2018). First Grade Students' Perceptions of Their Preschool and Elementary School Experience. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(5), pp. 1-13.

Chicago 16th edition
Erkan, Nefise Semra, Ilknur Tarman, Zeynep Seda Sanli, Yekta Kosan and Isil Omruuzun (2018). "First Grade Students' Perceptions of Their Preschool and Elementary School Experience". International Journal of Progressive Education 14 (5):1-13. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2018.157.1.

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