Privacy Education and Its Importance According to Preschool Qur’an Course Instructors (A Qualitative Analysis) Cover Image

4-6 Yaş Kur’ân Kursu Öğreticilerine Göre Mahremiyet Eğitimi ve Önemi
Privacy Education and Its Importance According to Preschool Qur’an Course Instructors (A Qualitative Analysis)

Author(s): Ramazan Diler
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Preschool education, School education
Published by: Anadolu İlahiyat Akademisi
Keywords: Religious Education; Moral Education; Privacy Education; 4-6 Age Qur’an Course; Qur’an Course Instructor;

Summary/Abstract: The Qur’an course is one of the major non-formal education institutions in our country. The primary goals of this institution is to teach the Qur’an and basic religious knowledge to its participants. This institution has expanded its working area in time in accordance with its mission. As a pilot application, Qur’an courses started to accept students in order to provide religious education to preschool children as of the 2013-2014 academic year. The current Qur’an course teachers undertook the education of children in this period. The courses that accept students in this way are known as Quran courses for ages 4-6. Based on the needs of the children, it is known that different activities take place in the context of values education in the Qur’an courses of ages 4-6. Recently, it has been observed that privacy training is also included in the courses for reasons such as frequent child abuse. However, the privacy education applied in the Quran courses is not directly expressed in the curriculum of the Qur’an course of 4-6 years of age. It can be said that privacy education is a religious, moral and culturally healthy sexual identity development education. Nevertheless, privacy education takes care and protection of the child’s own privacy; it is a comprehensive education that includes respecting someone else’s private spaces. The aim of this education is to raise children as a healthy individual from an early age. These practices and informations, which aim to make children gain positive qualities and to be sensitive to some negativities, should be considered important.It is worth exploring what the contribution of privacy education is to the child’s upbringing as a healthy individual. Examining the opinions of the instructors about privacy education is considered important for the curriculum development studies. Therefore, the science of religious education should investigate the competencies of the Qur’an course instructors in privacy education. This discipline should investigate teachers’ thoughts about privacy; accordingly, they need to analyze and evaluate what kind of privacy education they have developed. In addition, the opinions of the Qur’an course instructors aged 4-6 about the importance of privacy education should be revealed and analyzed. Scientific investigation of these dimensions is thought to make important contributions to curriculum developers and parents, especially those carrying out educational activities in the Qur’an courses. In this study, it was aimed to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of the Qur’an course instructors of 4-6 years of age as an example of a situation in the preschool period about privacy education. Understanding the thoughts of the teachers who carry out studies in an important area and guide learning about privacy education makes the study important. To the other teachers and employees who work in the preschool, especially the instructors of the Qur’an courses of 4-6 years of age of working with this experiment; it is thought that it will provide important contributions to parents, academicians working on privacy education, curriculum developers. Qualitative research model was preferred in this study. The case study design, one of the qualitative research designs, was chosen for the study. Case study is defined as “an empirical research method that works within a real life framework of a current phenomenon and examines the situations in many ways, systematically and in depth”. The sample in the study was determined by the typical case sampling method, which is one of the purposeful sampling methods. Typical case sampling means “selecting individuals who are likely to behave like others”. Interview was deemed appropriate as a data collection tool in this study. Interview is one of the most common data collection methods used in research in social sciences. Consequently, inter-viewing is a very effective method of obtaining information about individuals’ experiences, attitudes, opinions, complaints, feelings and beliefs. In the 2019-2020 academic year, 10 Qur’an Course instructors were interviewed in the center of Tokat province. Data obtained through study tools were analyzed with content analysis method. Content analysis is defined as “a systematic, repeatable technique in which some words of a text are summarized with smaller content categories with coding based on certain rules”. Some of the results obtained from the study are as follows; According to the Qur’an course instructors of 4-6 years of age, the concept of privacy has a wide content that can be associated with almost all of the personality, morality, adaptation, religion, society, education, family, school and behaviors in these institutions. There is no common understanding among the Quran course instructors regarding the definition of privacy education. Qur’an course instructors of 4-6 years of age think that there is a relationship between sexual education and privacy education, but privacy education is more comprehensive and more appropriate to meet needs. Instructors thought that privacy education should be directly related to morality and adaptability. In some opinions, it was suggested that training in morality or adaptability might be sufficient for the child’s sense of privacy. The tutorials mostly associated privacy education in some way with moral education. This shows that privacy education is understood as a comprehensive moral education. According to the teachers, privacy education is an education that children should definitely take. It was seen that the teachers were in full agreement on this subject. According to the instructors, this education can make a significant contribution to the child, such as knowing and respecting himself and others. Depending on this study, the following suggestions are included; New, different field studies with the theme of privacy education can be carried out for instructors and teachers working in all other institutions, especially preschool education institutions. This study demonstrated the need for privacy education in preservice training programs. Therefore, it can be suggested that teachers and instructors working in all levels and institutions of early childhood education should be provided with a planned and scheduled privacy training and included in this education.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 41
  • Page Range: 623-652
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Turkish