International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(5) 164-177

Online Preschool Inclusive Education in Turkey During the Pandemic

Ahmet İlkhan Yetki̇n, Esra Orum-Çattık & Melih Çattık

pp. 164 - 177   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.10   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2203-25-0007.R1

Published online: October 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 44  |  Number of Download: 79


Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of preschool teachers who have inclusion students with special needs in their classrooms during distance education process carried out due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For this purpose, interviews were conducted with 10 preschool teachers who have inclusion students with special needs in their classrooms through online platforms. The findings obtained were analyzed by content analysis. As a result of the interviews, preschool teachers stated that they still had problems in technological infrastructure and difficulties using the online teaching systems, the families of the inclusion students with special needs  did not participate in the distance education process at a sufficient level, and this process negatively affected the social interactions of the students. In addition, all preschool teachers who participated in the study stated that the online preschool inclusive distance education process was not suitable for students with special needs. All data obtain from this study discussed and some implications were suggested according to literature.

Keywords: Covid-19 Pandemic, Inclusive Education, Preschool Teachers, Distance Education


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Yetki̇n, A.I., Orum-Cattik, E. & Cattik, M. (2022). Online Preschool Inclusive Education in Turkey During the Pandemic . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(5), 164-177. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.10

Harvard
Yetki̇n, A., Orum-Cattik, E. and Cattik, M. (2022). Online Preschool Inclusive Education in Turkey During the Pandemic . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(5), pp. 164-177.

Chicago 16th edition
Yetki̇n, Ahmet Ilkhan, Esra Orum-Cattik and Melih Cattik (2022). "Online Preschool Inclusive Education in Turkey During the Pandemic ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (5):164-177. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.10.

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