Ersoy Erdemir

Assist. Prof.
E-Mail: 
ersoy.erdemir@boun.edu.tr
Office: 
ETA-B 304
Phone: 
0 212 359 4827
Education: 

Ph.D:  State University of New York at Buffalo, Learning and Instruction, 2008-2013
       Early Childhood Education
       Foreign/Second Language Education
Doctoral Dissertation: Vocabulary development trajectories of an emergent bilingual child: Linguistic, instructional, and socio-Interactional perspectives in preschool

M.A: State University of New York at Buffalo, Learning and Instruction, 2006-2008

B.A: Anadolu University, Faculty of Education, 2002-2006

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae: 

Dr. Erdemir received his Master’s and Ph.D. degree in Learning and Instruction at the State University of New York at Buffalo with a specialization in early childhood education and foreign language education in preschool. During his research-intensive interdisciplinary training, Dr. Erdemir worked as a research assistant in various large-scale grant-funded intervention projects in the field of early childhood education and served as project director in Early Childhood Research Laboratory. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood education and foreign language education. Dr. Erdemir has been working as an Assistant professor of early childhood education at Boğaziçi University since 2014. He is currently engaged in intervention projects focusing on social adversities in early childhood as they pertain to socially disadvantaged children and families from poverty, refugee, immigrant, and minority backgrounds. His additional strand of projects focus on early bilingualism, and parent support and empowerment programs. 

Research Interests: 

Early intervention programs for socially disadvantaged children and families
Social adversities in early childhood--poverty, displacement, political terror, social exclusion
Parent support intervention programs
Early bilingualism
Early digital literacy

Publications: 

Erdemir, E. (2021). Uncovering community cultural wealth through an early intervention program: Syrian refugee children speaking. Early Childhood Education Journal. Advance Online Publication.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-020-01140-7

Erdemir, E. (2020). Transactional relations and reciprocity between refugee mothers and their children: Changes in child, parenting, and concept of child. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. Advance Online Publication. 
https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2020.1858916

Erdemir, E., & Brutt-Griffler, J. (2020). Vocabulary development through peer interactions in early childhood: A case study of an emergent bilingual child in preschool. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Advance Online Publication.
https://doi.org/10.1080/13670050.2020.1722058

Yıldız-Çiçekler, C., Orçan-Kaçan, M., Erdemir, E., & Aral, N. (2020). Job satisfaction and burnout levels of early childhood teachers in the U.S. and Turkey. Adıyaman University Journal of Educational Sciences, 10(1), 56-69.
https://doi.org/10.17984/adyuebd.702259

Karslı Çalamak, E., & Erdemir, E. (2019). Syrian children and families in Turkey: Missing stories and counter narratives. Journal of Education for Life, 33(2), 216-246.
https://doi.org/10.33308/26674874.2019332119

Erdiller-Yatmaz, Z., Erdemir, E., Erbil, F. (2019). From the perspectives of pre-service preschool teachers: Why they choose teaching and how they view child/childhood. Journal of Theoretical Educational Science, 12(1), 316-341.
https://doi.org/10.30831/akukeg.446774

Christ, T., Wang, X. C., Erdemir, E. (2018). Young children’s buddy reading with multimodal app books: Reading patterns and characteristics of readers, text and contexts. Early Child Development and Care, 188(8), 1012-1030.
https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1241776

Erdiller-Yatmaz, Z., Erdemir, E., Erbil, F. (2018). Child and childhood: Preschool teacher candidates reporting. Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, 6(3), 284-312.
https://doi.org/10.14689/issn.2148-2624.1.6c3s14m

Erdemir, E., Çiçekler, C. Y., Orcan, M., & Aral, N. (2016). Self-efficacy and life satisfaction levels of early childhood teachers in the U.S. and Turkey. International Journal of Early Childhood Education Research, 5(9), 4-16.
http://www.ijecer.net/pfi-depo/issues/-IJECER%20March%202016.pdf

Orçan M., Erdemir, E., Çiçekler, C. Y., Aral, N. (2013). A comparative investigation of the learning processes of undergraduate teacher education students in the U.S. and Turkey. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Research, 14, 25-31.

Erdemir, E. (2013). Attitudinal dispositions of students toward the English language: Sociolinguistic and sociocultural considerations. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 9(1), 23-49.
https://www.jlls.org/index.php/jlls/article/view/137

Erdemir, E. (2012). Facilitating vocabulary learning of English language learners and bilingual children in preschool and kindergarten classrooms: Practical recommendations. AccELLerate: National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, 4(2), 5-7.
https://ncela.ed.gov/files/uploads/17/Accellerate4_2.pdf

Talks / Presentations: 

Erdemir, E. (2020, April). Developmental effects of summer preschools intervention on Syrian refugee and Turkish children in vulnerable communities. American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, California http://tinyurl.com/yxx3vlhd (Accepted presentation; conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

Karslı-Çalamak, E. & Erdemir, E. (2020, April). Syrian children and families in Turkey: Missing stories and counternarratives. American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), San Francisco, California http://tinyurl.com/szok3op (Accepted presentation; conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

Christ, T., Wang, X. C., & Erdemir, E. (2020, June). Young children’s buddy reading with multimodal app books: Reading patterns and characteristics of readers, texts, and contexts. 26th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Rhodes, Greece. (Accepted presentation; conference cancelled due to COVID-19).

Erdemir, E. (2019, October). The effects of early childhood education summer schools on Syrian and local children. International Conference Policies, Practices and Qualifications in Early Childhood Education (MOV-UP), Istanbul, Turkey.

Erdemir, E. (2019, October). Summer preschools program for Syrian and Turkish children and its effects: An early intervention model. 6th International Early Childhood Education Congress. Kafkas University, Kars.

Uçar-Karan, Ş. & Erdemir, E. (2019, June). Children’s subjective well-being: School. 6th International Euroasian Educational Research Congress, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Erdemir, E., Diri, A., Büyükabacı, S. Ö., & Kaya, M. U. (2018, September). The effects of GAP Summer Preschools Project on Syrian and Turkish children. 3rd International Child Protection Congress, Ordu, Turkey.

Strekalova-Hughes, E., Nash, K., & Erdemir, E. (2018, April). Refugee critical race theory in education: An emerging ontological and epistemological lens. American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), New York, United States.

Erdemir, E. (2017, November). The child in resettlement country: Creating linguistically and culturally sensitive classroom community. Future in Education Conference, MEF University, Istanbul.

Erdemir, E. (2017, September). Summer preschools program for Syrian children: A pilot intervention study. 5th International Early Childhood Education Congress. Gazi University, Ankara.

Erdemir, E. (2017, September). Summer preschool intervention program for Syrian refugee children: Language proficiency and socioemotional gains. European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference (EECERA), Bologna, Italy.

Strekalova-Hughes, E., Nash K., & Erdemir, E. (2017, October). Toward a refugee critical race theory in education. 25th International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Erdemir, E., Yaşar, D., Maşalacı-Gündüz, B., Erdoğan, Ş. (2017, April). An implementation model to increase school readiness of Syrian children. Social Value Matters, Koç University, Istanbul.

Erdemir, E. (2015, September). A diverse child’s socialization in a new language environment across contexts of school, home, and community. European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference (EECERA), Barcelona, Spain.

Erdemir, E. (2015, April). Incidental vocabulary gains in freeplay interactions: A Case study of an emergent bilingual child in preschool. American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Chicago, Illinois.

Erdemir, E. (2014, September). Emergent bilingual children building expressive vocabulary repertoire: Cross-linguistic and instructional learning trajectories. European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference (EECERA), Crete, Greece.

Erdemir, E. (2013, September). Advantages of early bilingualism in young children: Oral language and pre-literacy skills. European Educational Research Association, Istanbul.

Erdemir, E (2012, September). Linguistically diverse children's classroom social interactions with monolingual-English peers: Pathways to bolstering oral language and emergent literacy skills. Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI). Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.

Erdemir, E. (2012, April). Fostering vocabulary knowledge of an English-language-learning preschooler: Examination of teachers’ instruction and scaffolding practices. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.

Erdemir, E. (2012, March). Vocabulary learning patterns through types of peer scaffolds. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference (TESOL), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Essary, J., Strekalova, E., Park, S., & Erdemir, E. (2011, June). Seeing eye to eye in early childhood classrooms: Exploring the development of an intercultural co-teaching model among international teachers. Conference of International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Erdemir, E. (2011, April). Expressive semantic vocabulary knowledge in young bilingual children: Conversation analysis approach. Linguistic Session of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), San Antonio, Texas.

Erdemir, E. (2011, April). A case study of an emergent English language learner’s vocabulary development through peer interactions in a universal Pre-K class. American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), New Orleans, Louisiana.

Erdemir, E. (2010, June). Marginalization and empowerment of diversity in the thirdspace: Ethnography of an immigrant English-language-learning child as a language-minority in a U.S. school. XIV World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Research Projects: 

The Child Has a Voice Affiliate Network
Europen Union Project; International Children’s Center; Micro-Fon Grant Program
Completed

Home-Based Early Childhood Education Program for Syrian and Turkish Children Early Intervention Evaluation Research
UNICEF; Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration; Development Foundation of Turkey
Completed

Summer Preschools Program for Syrian and Turkish Children Early Intervention Evaluation Research
UNICEF; Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration; Development Foundation of Turkey; Mother Child Education Foundation
Completed

Center-Based Summer Preschools Project for Syrian Children: Pilot Implementation
Mother Child Education Foundation; Siemens; Plan International
Completed

Flying Library and Creative Times for Socially Disadvantaged Children Project Evaluation Research
German Federal Foreign Office; Goethe Institut-İstanbul
Completed

Football Unites! Program for Syrian and Turkish Children Project Evaluation Research
German Federal Foreign Office; Goethe Institut-İstanbul
Completed

Preschool Children’s Engagement with Multimodal Texts in the First and Second Language
Scientific and Technologic Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
Completed

Designes, Awards and Patents: 

The effects of GAP Summer Preschools Project on Syrian and Turkish Children Oral Presentation First Prize (October 2018)
3rd International Child Protection Congress, Ordu, Turkey.

Early Education and Child Development Special Interest Group: Junior Faculty Research Enhancement Grant (April, 2015)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Vocabulary Special Interest Group: Distinguished Vocabulary Research Award (April, 2012)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Early Education and Child Development Special Interest Group: Graduate Student Award (April, 2011)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Young Scholar/Distinguished Graduate Student Research Award (April 2010)
State University of New York at Buffalo