Experts found 69 months positive

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The National Commission for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports has passed a bill to control the school’s starting age at 69 months. National Education Minister Zia Selchuk has signaled that they will make a regulation on school-starting age, which was discussed much earlier in her statement. After 4 + 4 + 4, we had about 40 children in the same age population. This will present a brand new picture of our classroom gap in secondary education next year. To avoid all this confusion, we have already completed 69 months next year, ”he said.

66 months of negotiations have been created

The school start age was 72 months ago. In the 2012-2013 academic year, with the 4 + 4 + 4 system, it was made compulsory for 60 year olds to start school. Those who did not want it were forced to report ‘can’t start school’. This has caused a great deal of controversy. After that the age limit was reduced to 6 months. In the second year of 4 + 4 + 4, the Ministry of National Education changed the rules regarding enrollment age. Instead of one report, a parent’s request was sufficient to delay the start of school for 66-month-old children. Registration of children aged 66, 67 and 68 months may be delayed for up to one year when their parents apply.

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Experts who have evaluated the restructuring in Hurriyat have hailed the innovation as positive. Noting that going to school at an early age can cause serious problems in the mental and social development of children, educators are of the opinion that school should be started after the children have reached sufficient maturity in terms of cognitive, emotional, social and psychology. Motor

6 years universal quality

– Professor Dr. Dr. Zeynep Kızıltepe (University of Bogazici, Department of Educational Sciences): “A satisfactory decision. Scientific research also supports this. Between the ages of 0-2 years, children work using their five senses. They begin to establish causal relationships between the ages of 2-6 / 7 years. The way children 6 / 7-11 years think is very different from preschool children. They can understand the size and quantity of objects; They perceive what reality is according to the perceived image, they can group and classify. They can also do some operations mentally. They can use their mother tongue effectively. In addition, it is common for children around the age of 6 to start school. We know from statistics that 90 percent of the countries in the world take children around the age of 6 to primary education.

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The school reaches maturity in about 69 months

– Professor Dr. Dr. Phulya Temel (Department of Pre-School Education, Gazi University): “The goal of pre-school education is to develop the overall physical, social-mental, cognitive, language, motor and self-care skills of the children. At the end of this period, about 69 months, the children usually reach adequate school maturity. However, in 2017-2018, the net enrollment rate in pre-primary education was 66.9 percent for five-year-olds. This rate means 33.1 percent did not benefit from pre-school education. In addition, it was determined that the age of starting school about a year earlier in 2013 caused problems in children’s writing skills, learning to read and adaptation to school. Setting school age at 69 months is a positive step in ensuring that children acquire this skill. “

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A positive change

– Gözde Ertekin (ERG researcher): “International literature shows that children are more ready for pre-school education 72 months (6 years old). According to Piaget’s cognitive development period, 72 months ago was described as the ‘pre-operational’ period. During this time, children will learn the concepts in elementary school and are not yet ready for abstract thinking. For this reason, lowering the school start age to 69 months is a positive change. The ministry plans to make pre-school education compulsory for 5-year-olds. It is positive that they will be directed towards pre-school education instead of primary school at the age of 5 years. In most European countries, the starting school age is 6. In some countries with high PISA scores, such as Finland and Sweden, the primary school start age is 7. Turkey is one of the European countries where primary education started relatively early. With the new changes, the age of 6 will be a little closer. “

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