International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE) is an online, open-access, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal offering scholarly articles on various issues of young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families.

Year: 2016 Volume: 8 Number: 1

From the editors,

Volume 8, Issue 1, June  2016

Dear INT-JECSE readers and contributors,
We are excited to be with you with the seventh volume of first issue of the INT-JECSE.  We would like to extend our appreciations to all who contributes by submitting or reviewing manuscripts or have been readers of the INT-JECSE. In our first issue of the eighth year, you will find five articles on various topics of young children with special needs and their families or professionals.

The first article written by
Muhamad Khairul Anuar Bin Hussin and Abdul Rahim Bin Hamdan entitled as “Effect of Knowledge, Readiness and Teaching Technique in Inclusive Practices Among Mainstream Teachers in Malaysia” and in which they examined the knowledge, readiness and teaching techniques in Inclusion Program among mainstream teachers who teach special education students.
The results of the study showed that there are no differences between knowledge, readiness and teaching techniques among mainstream teachers based on their experience.  

Shelley T. Alexander, David L. Brody, Meir Muller, Haggith Gor Ziv, Sigal Achituv, Chaya R. Gorsetman, Janet Harris, Clodie Tal, Roberta Goodman, Deborah Schein, Ilene Vogelstein, Lyndall Miller are the authors of the second article entitled as “Voices of American and Israeli Early Childhood Educators on Inclusion”.  The study examined the Israeli and American teachers’ attitudes towards inclusion in early childhood and specifically explored the problems and opportunities concerning inclusion in the United States and Israel that arise in Jewish education. Findings of the study showed that a majority of the teachers voiced support for inclusion of children with special needs but felt tension in implementing an inclusive classroom due to multiple variables.


With the title of “
Activity examples and responsibilities of teachers to support the creativity of gifted children in preschool education”, in the third article, the authors, Züleyha Yuvacı and H. Elif Dağlıoğlu  determined what to do in classroom settings and classroom activities to develop the creativity of gifted children by preschool teachers.
Çiğdem Aytekin and Pınar Bayhan  in the fourth article entitled as “Developing the Home-based Early Intervention Program: A Case Study” aimed to develop a home-based early intervention program based from activity-based approach and to prove the effectiveness of the program on 18 month old child with developmental delay/risk of delay. The authors concluded that the early intervention program has a positive effect on the child’s development and mothers’ opinion is positive about the program.   Maryam Meshkat and Mehdi Karami are the authors of the fifth article entitled as “Child Directed Speech in SpongeBob SquarePants in its Original English Language and in its Persian-Dubbed Version”.  The study was conducted to evaluate the extent to which cartoons originally made for Anglo-American children keep the same Child Directed Speech (CDS) characteristics after being dubbed into Persian.    The corpus of the present study included 6 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants which is one of the best-selling American animated television series.  The findings of the study indicated that after being dubbed into Persian, SpongeBob SquarePants has kept the same CDS features just in terms of syntactic categories, and it is different from its original language in terms of phonological and semantic categories. The authors concluded that cartoons do not keep all of their CDS features after being dubbed into another language, as a result they might not be as effective as the original ones for child first language learning.   Looking forward to being with you in December 2016 issue... 


Ibrahim H. Diken, Ph.D.
Editor-In-Chief

Avsar Ardic, Ph.D
Associate Editor
Mehmet Yanardag, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Murat Dogan, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Veysel Aksoy, Ph.D.
Associate Editor

Year: 2016 Volume: 8 Number: 1

International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE)
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2016

Articles

EDITORIAL BOARD

Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2016

Ibrahim H. Diken, Ph.D

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Anadolu University, TURKEY

Avsar Ardıc, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ege University, TURKEY

Mehmet Yanardag, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR Anadolu University, TURKEY

Murat Dogan, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR Anadolu University, TURKEY

Veysel Aksoy, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR Anadolu University, TURKEY

Aaron R. Deris, Ph.D.

Minnesota State University, USA

Ahmet Konrot, Ph.D.

Uskudar University, TURKEY

Angel Jannasch-Pennel, Ph.D.

Arizona State University, USA

Ann Kaiser, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University, USA

Annemieke Golly, Ph.D.

University of Oregon, USA

Armin Sohns, Ph.D.

Fachhochschule Nord., Uni. of App. Sci., DEU.

Atilla Cavkaytar, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Avsar Ardıc, Ph.D.

Ege University, TURKEY

Aydin Bal, Ph.D

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Aysegul Ataman, Ph.D. (Prof. Em.)

Gazi University, TURKEY

Azar Hadadian, Ph.D.

Ball State University, USA

Birkan Guldenoglu, Ph.D.

Ankara University, TURKEY

Brenda Smtih Myles, PhD

Ch. of Prog. and Dev., Au. Soc. of Ame., USA

Bulbin Sucuoglu, Ph.D.

Ankara University, TURKEY

Carl J. Dunst, Ph.D.

The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, USA

Cevriye Ergul, Ph.D.

Ankara University

Ceyda Turhan, Ph.D.

Uludağ University

Climent Gine, Ph.D.

Ramon Llull University, SPAIN

D. Alan Dyson, Ph.D.

University of Manchester, UK

Dilek Erbas, Ph.D.

Erciyes University, TURKEY

E. Sema Batu, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Emre Unlu, Ph.D.

Bulent Ecevit University, TURKEY

Ergul Demir, Ph.D.

Ankara University, TURKEY

Funda Acarlar, Ph.D.

Ankara University

Funda Aksoy, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Gerald Mahoney, Ph.D.

Case Western University, USA

Gilbert Stiefel, Ph.D.

Eastern Michigan University, USA

Gonul Akcamete, Ph.D. (Prof. Em.)

Ankara University, TURKEY

Hasan Gurgur, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Hasan Zaghlawan, Ph.D.

University of Northern Coloradoy, USA

Hatice Bakkaloglu, Ph.D.

Ankara University

Heather Moore, Ph.D.

University of Oregon, USA

Ilknur Cifci-Tekinarslan, Ph.D.

Abant Izzet Baysal University, TURKEY

Ilknur Mavis, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Jane Squires, Ph.D.

University of Oregon, USA

Jean A. Rondal, Ph.D.

Université de Liège, BELGIQUE

Jim Halle, Ph.D.

University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign, USA

Joao Lopes, Ph.D.

University of Minho, PORTUGAL

Kourtland Koch, Ph.D.

Ball State University, USA

Manfred Pretis, Ph.D.

Social Innovative Network, (S.I.I.N.), AUSTRIA

Mark Innocenti, Ph.D.

Utah State University, USA

Mary Louise Hemetter, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University, USA

Mehmet Yanardag, Ph.D.

Anadolu University

Michael J. Guralnick, Ph.D.

University of Washington, USA

Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Ph.D.

Uni. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Murat Dogan, Ph.D.

Anadolu University

Necate Baykoc-Donmez, Ph.D.

(Prof. Em.), Hacettepe University, TURKEY

Necdet Karasu, Ph.D.

Gazi University, TURKEY

Onur Ozdemir, Ph.D.

Marmara University, TURKEY

Ozlem Diken, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Ozlem Kaya, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Ozlem Toper Korkmaz, Ph.D.

Uludağ University

Patricia Snyder, Ph.D.

University of Florida, USA

Paul Yoder, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University, USA

Philippa Campbell, Ph.D.

Thomas Jefferson University, USA

Pilar Guties, Ph.D.

Universidad Complutense, SPAIN

Sam DiGangi, Ph.D.

Arizona State University, USA

Samuel L. Odom, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina, USA

Sarah Rule, Ph.D.

Utah State University, USA

Selda Ozdemir, Ph.D.

Gazi University, TURKEY

Sema Kaner, Ph.D., (Prof. Em.)

Ankara University, TURKEY

Seray Olcay Gul, Ph.D.

Hacettepe University, TURKEY

Serife Yucesoy Ozkan, Ph.D.

Anadolu University

Seyhun Topbas, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Sezgin Vuran, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Stanley H. Zucker, Ph.D.

Arizona State University, USA

Stefanja Alisauskiene, Ph.D.

University of Siauliai, LITHUANIA

Steve Warren, Ph.D.

University of Kansas, USA

Sue Buckley, Ph.D.

University of Portsmouth, UK

Tevhide Kargin, Ph.D.

Ankara University

Ugur Sak, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Veysel Aksoy, Ph.D.

Anadolu University

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