The thirteenth National Pre-School Education Congress that is organized annually by the Pre-School Teacher Education Departments of the Education Faculties in Turkey was held at the Education Faculty of the Afyon Kocatepe University. Various conferences and workshop were delivered by experts during the three-day congress. A total of 282 reports (245 verbal and 37 posters) prepared by students studying pre-school education programs of various Turkish universities were presented and discussed.
At the said congress, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Education, Department of Elementary Education, Pre-School Education program 4th year students presented 4 reports they prepared under the counselling of academic staff member Prof. Dr. Ayşe Işık Gürşimşek for the courses Research Project I-II. The work presented was as follows: ‘The Views of Prospective Pre-School Teachers Regarding Problems Faced by children between 36-72 months’ (Kerime Tuncer, Nida Kaya Büşra Öz); ‘The Case of Cedric: Gender Roles in Cartoons Watched by Pre-School Children’ (Elif Esra Özenç) ; “Determining the Perception of Prospective Pre-School Teachers Regarding the Notion of Values Education” (Sabriye Mahrum ve Yaren Özdoğanoğlu) and “Examining the Views of Prospective Pre-School Teachers Regarding the Education of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder”. (Ayşe Sancak ve Ayşe Çiftçioğlu)
Elif Esra Özenç’s work titled ‘The Case of Cedric: Gender Roles in Cartoons Watched by Pre-School Children’ was chosen as second best report at the congress by the Association for the Development of Early Childhood Education in Turkey.
In addition to delivering their presentations, the EMU students attended workshops at the congress to meet and benefit from the knowledge and experience of academic staff members and students from other universities.