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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(4) 172-191

Teachers’ Questions and Children’s Answers Administered during the “Question of the Day” Practice in a Kindergarten of Turkey

Dondu Neslihan Bay

pp. 172 - 191   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.11   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2001-06-0006

Published online: August 13, 2020  |   Number of Views: 9  |  Number of Download: 40


Abstract

In this study, the questions asked by 5 preschool teachers during the “question of the day” practice at the beginning of the day and the characteristics of the answers given by 240 children of 4-5-year-old were investigated. Language interactions between teachers and children through 198 questions asked during the “question of the day” practice at the start of the day activity and 2048 answers were transcribed and then teachers’ questions were analyzed using the coding scheme comprised of four defined abstraction levels, and the answers of the children were analyzed according to three defined abstraction levels. The results revealed that teachers' questions were predominantly preference (31.3%) questions and likewise, the majority of children's answers were personal preference (46.3%) answers. Also, it was concluded that; (a) asking creation questions that allow children to express their original thoughts was least preferred by the teachers; (b) children often preferred to answer recall, inference and creation questions at the realistic level, and preference questions at the personal preference level; (c) children mostly gave creative answers to the creation questions of the teachers; and (d) 5-year-old children prefer to give more creative answers to teachers' questions than 4-year-olds.

Keywords: Turkey, Preschool Children, Teacher Questions, Children Answers


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Bay, D.N. (2020). Teachers’ Questions and Children’s Answers Administered during the “Question of the Day” Practice in a Kindergarten of Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(4), 172-191. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.11

Harvard
Bay, D. (2020). Teachers’ Questions and Children’s Answers Administered during the “Question of the Day” Practice in a Kindergarten of Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(4), pp. 172-191.

Chicago 16th edition
Bay, Dondu Neslihan (2020). "Teachers’ Questions and Children’s Answers Administered during the “Question of the Day” Practice in a Kindergarten of Turkey ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (4):172-191. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.11.

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