The comparison of preventive intervention programs in early childhood period

Şakire Ocak, Tuğçe Burcu Arda

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Increased number of preventive intervention programs lead to some difficulties to decide which program is the most appropriate one to meet children’s primary needs. For this reason more studies are needed to determine which aspects of the programs are well equipped and effectively designed by revealing common and different features between those. The goal of this article is pointed out by theoretical and practical improvement in the area of interventive prevention science. In this context commonly used and scientifically proved preventive intervention programs in early childhood are discussed in terms of their contents, philosophies, educational processes and efficiencies based on common features and differences to evaluate their effectiveness. By doing this, it would be possible to use more effective strategies by selecting appropriate programs to prevent or remove risky behaviors in different dimensions. Additionally, revealing basic features of preventive intervention programs would provide perspective for a completed integration between school-based prevention programs. In this sense this article would be expected to make an important contribution in developing or restructuring of preventive programs considering Turkish culture which is needed to be implemented based on difficulties and challenges in Turkish society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-188
Number of pages18
JournalHacettepe Egitim Dergisi
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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