Does Turkish Early Childhood Education Program Is Culturally Responsive?
The early childhood education is most precious time in the life of an individual. It does not only meet the developmental needs of young children, but also offers an environment that young children become socialized with their peers, who have different and diverse background than each other; since most of the classrooms are in the US and Turkey grow in to a diverse background in recent years. In early years, children enjoy with numerous experiences, which might shape their knowledge and understanding relevant to sensitive issues such as race, gender and family background. At the age of two children start recognizing their bodies and environment (Berk,) In addition, a youngster records the behavior of the adults towards the people different from themselves, and when it comes to s/he reflects the recorded behaviors. Early childhood education teachers are responsible for offering an education that expose children in different settings and respect the diverse background of each children and their needs (MEB, 2013) Therefore, when teachers create a curriculum, they should consider the background of each children, since each child merits to bloom his/her fullest potential (Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2010). Moreover, the more child expose the activities relevant to his/her culture, s/he make connections with his/her former knowledge and also feels belonging to the classroom (x).
While teachers creating a…