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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2021, Vol. 16(3) 167-190

The Role of Parents in Children’s School Readiness

Sema Öngören

pp. 167 - 190   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2104-14-0003

Published online: September 20, 2021  |   Number of Views: 7  |  Number of Download: 46


The aim of this research was to examine parental practices aimed at supporting children’s school readiness in social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic and self-care domains.  A case study design, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the research. The study group of the research included 25 participants. The participants were determined with the maximum variation sampling type of purposive sampling method. A semi-structured interview form consisting of two parts was used as the data collection tool in the research. The findings obtained in the study were analysed with the content analysis method. The research findings revealed that for supporting children’s school readiness in social terms, parents performed practices related to friend relationships, social activities, educational activities, family interaction and giving responsibility, while for emotional support, they engaged in oral communication, emotional support, spending time and doing activities. It was revealed that for supporting children’s school readiness in cognitive terms, number activities, book reading, games and oral activities were performed; for language support, conversation, book reading, games and feedback were practised; while for support in terms of self-care, practices aimed at fostering habits, giving responsibility and being a role model were carried out.

Keywords: Preschool, School Readiness, Parent, Child, Development

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Ongoren, S. (2021). The Role of Parents in Children’s School Readiness . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(3), 167-190. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2021.373.10

Ongoren, S. (2021). The Role of Parents in Children’s School Readiness . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(3), pp. 167-190.

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Ongoren, Sema (2021). "The Role of Parents in Children’s School Readiness ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 16 (3):167-190. doi:10.29329/epasr.2021.373.10.

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