Views of Preschool Parents to theValues Education

Author : Munise DURAN
Number of pages : 2485-2507


The purpose of this study is to determine the expectations and views of preschool parents on values education.The design of the research is a case study that is one of the qualitative research methods. In order to collect data, 52 parents in the kindergartens of Battalgazi district of Malatya province were interviewed to collect data and a structured interview form created by the researcher was used to collect their views on values education. Descriptive analysis method was used to analyze the data. According to the results obtained from the research, parents in the lower socio-economic region did not generally hear the concept of values education. Cooperation and responsibility are the primary values that they want their children to have. Parents in the middle and upper socio-economic regions wanted their children to gain respect. Parents expectations at school are as follows; their own involvement in the values education process, preventing slang and swearing speeches on the streets taking preventive, protective, educational measures for school children against drug addiction and helping families in this regard. What families do for their children's value acquisition is to be a role model and advice to children. Parents identified the environmental factors affecting the acquisition of values as family environment, streets, peer groups, television and the Internet. The precautions taken against the negative aspects of these factors were determined as time restriction, allowing their children to go out in a limeted time under the going out to the streets in a limited time and under the supervision of someone, letting them watch television and use the Internet for certain periods and certain programs.


Values, Values Education, Values İn Preschoool Education, Preschool Parensts

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