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PRESCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO BRING PRE-SERVICE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS IN PROFESSIONAL ETHICS VALUES

U. Alan, S. Yagan, M. Ozden

Anadolu University (TURKEY)
As an application area of ethics, professional ethics can be define as the accepted rules, approaches, attitudes and behavior that one must consider and individualize while professing a job and share with others in same profession. All profession groups have their own ethical principles. Parallel to this as a profession, Pre-school Teaching has its own ethical principles. However when Teacher Education Program in Pre-school Education is analyzed, it is seen that there is not any course that primarily aims to get students comprehend professional ethics principles. Especially, the internalization and application of professional ethics by the pre-school teachers working with young children will contribute the comprehension of ethics rules by next generations. In this context, it is important for pre-school teachers to know and internalize professional ethics principles. The basic aim of this phenomenological study is to discover the ideas and opinions of 4th grade Pre-school Education Program students and the factors and courses that served to form those ideas and opinions. Towards this basic aim focus group, interviews will be done with 8 4th grade preschool education program students. The purposes of choosing focus group interview for data gathering are to make students exchange their consideration with their friends and researchers and examine the subject detailed. Data will be analyzed by descriptive analysis technique and results will be presented and discussed in the congress.