Preschool Teacher Evaluations of the Distance Education Process


Mısırlı Ö., Deli H.

in: Handbook of Research on Adapting Remote Learning Practices for Early Childhood and Elementary School Classrooms, Ashley Dattola, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.407-422, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-422
  • Editors: Ashley Dattola, Editor
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

To plan distance education processes more effectively during the preschool period, it is necessary to determine how distance education processes are carried out. This situation reveals the importance of this study. Considering that it is not possible to collect data from preschool children due to the limitations, the opinions of teachers who are close observers of their education are important. The study's aim is to look at preschool teachers' perspectives on remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic in preschool and what more can be done. For this purpose qualitative and quantitative data were gathered from teachers. Problems can be grouped under four headings; communication problems, classroom management issues, technical problems, and others. Also according to the teachers, the distance education process has negative and positive effects on students such as inactivity, inability to socialize, developmental negativity, and shy participation of students in order to provide their lessons.