A Model of Early Intervention in South East Turkey: A Pilot Implemention of the ”Summer School”s
Writer Sevda Bekman, Ayhan Aksu Koç, Eser Erguvanlı Taylan
Abstract This study reports on the evaluation of a ‘summer pre-school model’ as an intervention measure. A 10-week program was designed to increase the school readiness of Turkish children from disadvantaged and multilingual environments by supporting their cognitive and linguistic skills during the summer prior to the start of school. The intervention consisted of a Pre-school Education Program with a special focus on Turkish language, pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills. The evaluation study was carried out on its first implementation in a southeastern province of Turkey where it was attended by bilingual six-year-olds.