The Turkish adaptation of the program administration scale


2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2060-2063 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.281
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2060-2063
  • Keywords: Program administration, preschool, quality, administrative practices
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims at conducting the Turkish translation and reliability study of the Program Administration Scale (PAS), developed by Talan and Bloom (2004) in order to measure early childhood leadership and management. The scale is used to determine quality in preschools in terms of administrative context. In this study the original version of PAS was translated into Turkish and back translated by bilingual individuals. After obtaining the Turkish form of the scale, the reliability study was done in 26 preschools. The results show that the scale is a highly reliable tool to support quality studies in early childhood education research. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.