Preschool Teachers' Views on In-Class Science Activities with Minority Children

Ahmet Simsar
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Abstract


This article focuses on preschool teachers’ views on in-class science activities with Syrian refugee children. Studies concerning science teaching with bilingual children have issues about language and communication. In this study, data were collected by using 9 semi-structured open-ended questions. The case study method was used as research design, and the preschool teachers (N=58) working in Kilis, which is one of the effected cities by Syrian immigration were selected for data collection. Content analysis was used for the data analysis process. The results showed that language and communication is one of the significant issues in class. However, results also showed that Syrian children are more interested in animals and plants and have good observation skills. The teachers stated that they mostly used experimenting in class due to the children’s scientific language skills. The study highlighted in-class presentations and discussions while teaching science with Syrian refugee children.

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Early childhood education, Preschool teachers, Science teaching, Syrian children

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Simsar, A. (2021). Preschool teachers' views on in-class science activities with minority children. International Journal on Social and Education Sciences (IJonSES), 3(2), 216-236. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonses.170




DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijonses.170

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