The Investigation of Competence of Teachers and Kindergartens in Terms of Movement Education Achievements in Pre-School Education Program
Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı, Turkey
Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Keywords: Movement education, Preschool, Physical education and sports.
Movement education is an education that has an important place in pre-school education and supports all development areas. However, although it is so important, condition in which movement education is included in the pre-school education program and the adequacy of teachers and schools to be able to provide such education is the purpose of our research. The research was a qualitative research and was applied 38 teachers working in 10 kindergartens in the central province of Ağrı. The data were analyzed by content analysis technique. According to research findings, 79% of the teachers stated that they found themselves inadequate at the point of giving motion training. In addition, 90% of participants stated that schools are also inadequate in terms of materials and facilities. According to the results of the research, teachers stated that they did not take enough courses to give this education during undergraduate education as the reason for insufficient points of motion training. The results of the research show that, at the point of the movement training, the teachers who are graduated from physical education and sport teachers can be employed in the pre-school education institutions which are a possible measure to solve this problem.