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Research interests

Journal Publications


Gelir, I. (2022). Preschool children learn physic, biology, chemistry and forensic science knowledge with integrated teaching approaches. International Journal of Early Year Education.  https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760.2022.2037077

Gelir, I & Duzen, N. (2021) Children’s changing behaviours and routines, challenges and opportunities for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Education 3-13  DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2021.1921822

Gelir, I. (2021). Can insider be outsider? Doing an ethnographic research in a familiar setting. Ethnography and Education, 16(2), 226-242. https://doi.org/10.1080/17457823.2021.1905535

Gelir, I. (2021). Examining the Role of Dialogs Between Preschool Teachers and in Learning Natural Disasters and Related Concepts. International Journal of Early Childhood Studies. 6:2, 1-13. (A short abstract available in English)

Gelir, I. (2021). Examining the Turkish preschool education program from an inclusive perspective. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 18(1): 55-65.

Gelir, I. (2021). Learning English as a second language through translanguaging in early years. Adiyaman University Journal of Educational Sciences,11(1), 1-8.

Gelir, I. (2020). Becoming a girl and boy: Preschool children’s construction of gender roles in the community and nursery. Early Child Development and Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2020.1756790

Gelir, I. (2020). Preschool children’s language use in nursery and at home: An investigation of young children bilingual and multicultural development. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2020.1826495

Gelir, I. (2019). The Role of Community-Based Early Childhood Programmes in Children Learning: The Concept of Funds of Knowledge. International Journal of Educational Research Review, 4(2), 116-20.



Conference Papers

Gelir, I. (2020). Teachers use different strategies to engage Syrian preschool children in classroom activities in nurseries in Siirt, Turkey. Pegem International Education Congress, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Gelir, I. (2020). An examination of Turkish preschool children’s mathematical concept learning inn English. VII. International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Eskisehir, Turkey.

Gelir, I and Duzen, N. (2021). The effects of the COVID-19 on the quality of Early childhood education and suggestions for a sustainable early childhood education during a health crisis. Innovative learning and teaching lessons from the COVID-19, American University of Bahrain.

Gelir, I. (2021). The teacher’s and children’s agency in early years programmes: Te Whariki and Turkish Preschool education. International Immigration Conference, Ankara, Turkey.




Book review

Gelir, I. (2020). Review of Preschool Bilingual Education: Agency in Interactions between Children, Teachers, and Parents by M. Schwartz (Ed.). TESL-EJ journal, 24(2). http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej94/ej94r2/

Gelir, I. (2021). Review of STEM Education Across the Learning Continuum: Early Childhood to Senior Secondary. Education 3-13 https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2021.1958895

Gelir, I. (2021) Review of Enriching arts education through aesthetics: experiential arts integration activities for pre-school and early primary education, Education 3-13https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2021.1980598

External positions

Guest Editor, International Journal of Early Childhood

Aug 31 2022Sep 15 2023

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Early Childhood

May 20 2021 → …