In a society, to have a healty communication empathy must be gained all people. For this, first teachers must have empathy behaviour. Teachers who can develop empathy, can look from students side. So that, management and communication problems in classroom will be less. Preschool and primary school teachers who prepare children to life and take a important part of children. To develop empathic skills of children, teachers must have empathic skills. In this study, preschool and primary school teachers’ empathy levels was investigated. The research is a combing study. Working group is 75 preschool and primary school teachers in Beşiktaş, Kadıköy İstanbul and Balıkesir. 35 of them prescoo and 40 of them are primary school teachers. Empathy Quotient used for data collection. The scale have 40 questions, 20 of them are illusive. The scale was developed by Baron and Cohen (2008), adapted to Turkish culture by Bora and Baysan (2009). Internal consistency of the scale ?= 0.84. Cronbach alpha of the scale is 0.85. To analyze the data, SPSS 15 , statistic technique was independent samples t test and ANOVA. In conclusion, meaningful difference was found among the empathy points gender and having a child. There was no meaningful difference among empathy points and educational background and seniority of preschool and primary teachers.
Empathy, Preschool Teacher, Primary School Teacher