Knowledge about, practice in, attitude toward risky play: a case study from a school in Türkiye

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2023-01
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Ateşkan, Armağan
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Bilkent University
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This study was conducted to examine teachers’ knowledge about, practice in, and attitude toward risky play. Participants of the study are coming from different cultures and educational backgrounds. With so, the study is to be examining the effect of culture towards risky play. This case study investigates a school that is using two different educational programs; the classes in the school are all taught by one national and one international teacher. Participants for the study are chosen via purposeful and convenience sampling methods. Data for the study collected via semi-structured and one-on-one interviews. Data analyses revealed that teachers’ nationalities are not a determining factor on knowledge about, practice in and attitude toward risky play. Indirectly, their upbringing, the country they grew up in and the year of teaching experience influenced their attitudes towards risky play.

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Early childhood education, Play, Risky play, International teacher, National teacher, Teacher attitude
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