International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2019, Vol. 14(1) 6-23

Psychological Counseling and Guidance Services in Early Childhood Education

Cem Gençoğlu, Selen Demirtaş-Zorbaz, Haktan Demircioğlu & Samet Ekin

pp. 6 - 23   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2019.186.1   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1902-25-0003.R1

Published online: March 22, 2019  |   Number of Views: 228  |  Number of Download: 687


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify views of counselors working at early childhood education institutions about psychological counseling and guidance services. To this end, face-to-face interviews were carried out with 73 guidance teachers using semi-structured interview forms in order to explore their views about counseling and guidance services offered in early childhood education. Qualitative phenomenological research design was used in the study.  The sample consisted of 73 guidance teachers working at preschools or nursery classes in primary schools. The data were analyzed using content analysis. According to the analysis results, the guidance teachers mostly considered psychological counseling and guidance services to be necessary especially for parental education, preventiveness, and developmental guidance. They also held the view that there should be a separate assignment for the reconstruction of psychological counseling and guidance services in early childhood education and focus should be directed on especially family-related work. The results were discussed in relation to the existing literature.

Keywords: Early childhood education, counseling and guidance, school counselor


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gencoglu, C., Demirtas-Zorbaz, S., Demircioglu, H. & Ekin, S. (2019). Psychological Counseling and Guidance Services in Early Childhood Education . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 14(1), 6-23. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2019.186.1

Harvard
Gencoglu, C., Demirtas-Zorbaz, S., Demircioglu, H. and Ekin, S. (2019). Psychological Counseling and Guidance Services in Early Childhood Education . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 14(1), pp. 6-23.

Chicago 16th edition
Gencoglu, Cem, Selen Demirtas-Zorbaz, Haktan Demircioglu and Samet Ekin (2019). "Psychological Counseling and Guidance Services in Early Childhood Education ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 14 (1):6-23. doi:10.29329/epasr.2019.186.1.

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