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Orjinal Araştırma Makalesi | Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi 2020, Cil. 14(31) 377-392

Dream versus reality: The process of preschool teacher’s professionalization in Turkey

Mehmet Toran & Özge Hacıfazlıoğlu

ss. 377 - 392   |  DOI:   |  Makale No: MANU-1904-09-0004.R1

Yayın tarihi: Mart 17, 2020  |   Okunma Sayısı: 69  |  İndirilme Sayısı: 125


Teaching as a profession starts with “a passion for teaching”, which is reflected into teaching and professional practices of the teacher. This study aims to examine the professionalization process of preschool teachers and reveal the reasons why they want to be preschool teachers, their perceptions towards the profession and the initial challenges encountered in Turkey. This study used qualitative method and face to face interviews were conducted with 47 preschool teachers. Preschool teachers’ views appeared to extend on the two following extreme spectrums: “Being the caretaker of the young population” and “having a passion to play a significant role in the future of children”. Preschool teachers’ accounts about their experiences in the career entry phase showed that all of them had the feelings of anxiety and fear.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Preschool Teachers; Teacher’s Professionalization; Dream; Reality

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APA 6th edition
Toran, M. & Hacifazlioglu, O. (2020). Dream versus reality: The process of preschool teacher’s professionalization in Turkey . Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi, 14(31), 377-392. doi: 10.29329/mjer.2020.234.18

Toran, M. and Hacifazlioglu, O. (2020). Dream versus reality: The process of preschool teacher’s professionalization in Turkey . Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi, 14(31), pp. 377-392.

Chicago 16th edition
Toran, Mehmet and Ozge Hacifazlioglu (2020). "Dream versus reality: The process of preschool teacher’s professionalization in Turkey ". Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi 14 (31):377-392. doi:10.29329/mjer.2020.234.18.

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