Ankara İli Sınırları İçindeki Özel ve Resmi Anasınıfı ve Anaokulu Bahçelerinin Kullanım Yönünden İncelenmesi
Başbay, Ayten Merve
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This work aims to analyze the patterns of use, equipment types and their state in public and private kindergarten playgrounds within the Province of Ankara. The analysis group consists of 39 randomly selected schools from the districts of Çankaya and Yenimahalle, of which 20 are public and 19 are private kindergartens. Three assessment tools were used for data collection, first being a self developed “Location Matrix” aiming to trace playground layouts, second being a “Checklist” for playground equipment, and the third being the “Playground Rating System” developed by Frost in 2001. The “Location Matrix” and “Checklist” were developed and adjusted collaboratively with specialists following related literature research. The “Playground Rating System” was translated to Turkish and the scale clauses were adapted to the context by experts, before being incorporated to the thesis. The results of this research were analyzed using the Statistical Program for the Social Science (SPSS 16.00). As a result of the research, no significant differences were found amongst the public and private kindergartens in the districts of Çankaya and Yenimahalle of the Province of Ankara, in terms of playground positioning, equipment types and conditions. Lack of playground variety and quality between public and private kindergartens signal a need for their readjustment in a constantly changing Turkish Educational System.