School closure resulting from a bad school management approach: An early childhood teacher narrative


  • Berat Ahi Depertmant of Preschool Education, Faculty of Education, Kastamonu University, Kastamonu, Turkey
  • Hasan Tabak Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey


bad school management approach, early childhood education, narrative research


This research focused on the academic year of a preschool teacher in a school that was considered to have a bad management approach. As narrative researchers, we acquired stories about the teacher's experiences by using various narrative approaches such as long-term participant observations at the school, document reviews, and interviews with relevant people. As a result of the research, we grouped the teacher’s stories about herself and about bad school management throughout the course of one year under themes such as the teacher’s acceptance of the school-a journey that began well but that developed problems such as a never-ending questioning process.


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Ahi, B., & Tabak, H. (2020). School closure resulting from a bad school management approach: An early childhood teacher narrative. Southeast Asia Early Childhood Journal, 9(2), 82–96. Retrieved from