Examination of STEM Parent Awareness in the Transition from Preschool to Primary School

Zerrin Mercan, Stamatios Papadakis, Ali İbrahim Can Gözüm, Michail Kalogiannakis
2022 Sustainability  
This study, which aims to examine STEM parent awareness in the transition from preschool to primary school, used a survey model, one of the quantitative research designs. The study group consisted of 400 parents with children aged 5–7 years (preschool and primary school age) who participated in the study voluntarily from different provinces of Turkey. The STEM Parent Awareness Scale, was used to collect data. The STEM Parent Awareness Scale evaluated parents' STEM awareness in knowledge and
more » ... tude. Data collection took place online using volunteer participants. Data analysis consisted of descriptive analyses using quantitative data and MANOVA to analyze the STEM awareness of parents with preschool children and the STEM awareness of parents with children in primary school. Data analysis revealed that STEM parent awareness did not differ according to the children's education levels but the parents' and the children's STEM education status. To raise awareness, the authors recommend organizing training activities, courses, and workshops for families and increasing STEM studies in out-of-school activities.
doi:10.3390/su142114030 fatcat:ikvdogpn5fak7jyz6hs7sndouy