Kuram ve Uygulamada Egitim Bilimleri

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 4, Autumn

A Case Study of How Teaching Practice Process Takes Place
AbstractThe process of "learning" carries an important role in the teaching practice which provides teacher candidates with professional development. Being responsible for the learning experiences in that level, co-operating teacher, teacher candidate,...
A Comparative Study of the Attitude, Concern, and Interaction Levels of Elementary School Teachers and Teacher Candidates towards Inclusive Education
AbstractInclusion is an educational approach providing students with special needs with education in normal classrooms, which is the least restrictive educational environment for them by offering the necessary services for full time or part time. Although...
Adaptive Web-Assisted Learning System for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities: A Needs Analysis Study*
AbstractBecause there is, currently, no education system for primary school students in grades 1-3 who have specific learning disabilities in Turkey and because such students do not receive sufficient support from face-to-face counseling, a needs analysis...
America's Public School Kindergarten Teachers' Job Turnover and Associated Factors*
AbstractThis study examined the effects of teacher characteristics, perceived school climate and work conditions, and students' characteristics on public school kindergarten teachers' act of moving to another school, leaving the profession and staying...
Analysis of High School Physics, Chemistry and Biology Curriculums in Terms of Scientific Literacy Themes*
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to analyze 9th grade physics, chemistry and biology curriculums, which were implemented by the Ministry of Education since the academic year 2008-2009, in terms of scientific literacy themes and the balance of these...
An Examination of Articles Published on Preschool Education in Turkey*
AbstractThis study aims to examine articles published in Turkey on Preschool Education both in terms of subject and method. Sample of the study based on document analysis in qualitative method consists of seven Turkey-based journals indexed in SSCI (Social...
An Examination of Locus of Control, Epistemological Beliefs and Metacognitive Awareness in Preservice Early Childhood Teachers*
AbstractThis study aims to explore the locus of control, epistemological beliefs and metacognitive awareness levels of preservice early childhood education teachers and to determine the interrelations among these variables. 206 teacher candidates have...
A Study on Reading Comprehension Skills of Primary School 5th Grade Students -Learning Basic Reading and Writing Skills through Phonics-Based Sentence Method or Decoding Method*
AbstractThis research aims at investigating the influence of two methods implemented in primary reading and writing teaching programs -phonics-based sentence method and decoding (analysis) method-on primary school 5th grade students' reading comprehension...
Children Rights in Social Studies Curricula in Elementary Education: A Comparative Study*
AbstractSocial studies classes educate students as citizens who are expected to adopt democratic values and apply their information and richness to their life. Social studies classes are the ones that include human rights education in the first place....
Children's Images of Scientists: Does Grade Level Make a Difference?*
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to assess children's images of scientists by using the Draw-A-Scientist Test and to determine if differences in these images exist between grade levels. The DAST was administered to 243 children who were enrolled...
Comparing the Word Processing and Reading Comprehension of Skilled and Less Skilled Readers
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to compare the word processing and reading comprehension skilled in and less skilled readers. Forty-nine, 2nd graders (26 skilled and 23 less skilled readers) participated in this study. They were tested with two...
Comparison of Learning Strategies for Mathematics Achievement in Turkey with Eight Countries
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine learning strategies accounted for mathematics achievement across Turkey and neighboring countries. Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Israel, Serbia, Romania and Jordan were involved...
Cooling out in the Process of Track Placement of Students (an Example of Fatih/ Istanbul)
AbstractStudents graduating from elementary education are suggested to attend different kinds of high schools via track placement. According to conflict paradigm, this process is misleading and those students coming from low socioeconomic status are...
Czech Children's Drawing of Nature*
AbstractDo world children draw nature pictures in a certain way? Range of mountains in the background, a sun, couple clouds, a river rising from mountains. Is this type of drawing universal in the way these nature items are organized on a drawing paper?...
Determination of Factors Affecting Preschool Teacher Candidates' Attitudes towards Science Teaching*
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine preschool teacher candidates' attitudes towards science teaching and to examine the reasons behind their attitudes in depth. In this study, mixed methods were used including quantitative and qualitative...
Determining the Opinions of Preschool and Primary School Teacher Candidates on Creativity and Metaphorical Perception*
AbstractAim of this research is to determine the opinions of teacher candidates about creativity and to reveal their perception of creativity concept through the use of metaphors. The data have been collected from 193 Preschool and Primary school teacher...
Development and Validity-Reliability Study of a Teacher-Child Communication Scale*
AbstractOne of the essential factors for preschool education to succeed and meet expectations is the presence of teachers who have effective communication skills. Effective communication between preschool educators and children influences children's...
Early and Late Language Start at Private Schools in Turkey*
AbstractThis study examines the interaction effect of age in L2 attainment. It explores whether success in foreign language learning at early childhood grades varies depending on age. It also addresses the beliefs of foreign language teachers regarding...
Effect of Learning Organization Perception to the Organizational Commitment: A Comparison between Private and Public University
AbstractThis research aims to examine the impact of faculty members' learning organization perceptions to the organizational commitment through quantitative method. The study group consists of 172 faculty members working in two universities, which are...
Effect of the Written and Combined Warnings on the Cigarette Pockets on University Students
AbstractThe general aim of this study is to analyze the effects of the written and combined (written and pictures) warning statements on the cigarette pockets on university students. The sample of the study includes a total of 231 undergraduate students....
Environmental Education in 2002 and 2006 Early Childhood Curriculum*
AbstractThe aim of the study is to analyze comparatively 2002 (previous) and 2006 (current) Early Childhood Curricula with regard to concepts and attainments associated with environmental education (EE). 2002 and 2006 preschool curricula were firstly...
Examination of Relationships between Instructional Leadership of School Principals and Self-Efficacy of Teachers and Collective Teacher Efficacy*
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between school principals' instructional leadership behaviors and self-efficacy of teachers and collective teacher efficacy. In this regard, a model based on hypotheses was designed to...
Examining Cognitive Structures of Prospective Preschool Teachers concerning the Subject "Force and Motion"*
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to identify the cognitive structures of prospective preschool teachers concerning the concepts included in the subject "force and motion". The study was conducted on a total of 56 prospective teachers who studied...
Examining First Grade Teachers' Handwriting Instruction
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the first grade teachers' practices of handwriting instructions in terms of teaching, evaluation and handwriting difficulties. From qualitative research patterns, phenomenology was used. The study was applied...
Examining the Effects of Turkish Education Reform on Students' TIMSS 2007 Science Achievements
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the effects of some of the changes such as student centered learning (i.e. inquiry science instruction), outfitting classrooms with latest technology and computers that the reform movement has brought about...
In Pursuit of a New Perspective in the Education of Children of the Refugees: Advocacy for the "Family"*
AbstractThis paper describes a qualitative inquiry into the experiences of Burmese refugee families with elementary schools in the U.S. and proposes a new perspective for serving the educational needs of refugee children. Data included in-depth interviews...
Investigating First Year Elementary Mathematics Teacher Education Students' Knowledge of Prism
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate first year elementary mathematics teacher education students' knowledge of prism. For this goal, the participants were asked to define the geometric concept of prism. The participants were 158 first...
Investigation of MONE Preschool Program for 36-72 Months Old Children (2006) According to Children Rights*
AbstractIn Turkey, the preschoolers are being schooled under the guidelines of MONE (Ministry of National Education) Preschool Program for 36-72 Months Old Children (2006). The aim of this research is to investigate how children's rights are involved...
Kindergarten Children's Perception of Animals Focusing on the Look and Fear of Animals*
AbstractThe study is focusing on the finding out the children's perceiving of animals from the view of look and fear. The additional aims were to find out the influence of gender and age on the perceiving of animals from the view of look and fear. The...
Loneliness among University Students: Predictive Power of Sex Roles and Attachment Styles on Loneliness*
AbstractThis study examined the predictive power of sex roles and attachment styles on loneliness. A total of 188 undergraduate students (114 female, and 74 male) from Gazi University completed the Bem Sex Role Inventory, UCLA Loneliness Scale, and Relationship...
Opinions of Teachers and Parents about Time Spent by Students at School, Lesson Hours, Break Times, Holidays and School Terms*
AbstractAmount of time spent at school is one of the mostly discussed educational matters. The present study was carried out to put forward the relationship between the time spent at school and learning acquisitions. In the study, 52 parents living in...
Preschool Children's Ideas on Sustainable Development: How Preschool Children Perceive Three Pillars of Sustainability with the Regard to 7R*
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to describe ideas of preschool children about sustainable development. Basic qualitative research was utilized and 36 preschool children enrolled in four different preschools in Ankara were included in the study....
Preschool Teaching Students' Prediction of Decision Making Strategies and Academic Achievement on Learning Motivations
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to identify problems and motivation sources and strategies of decision-making of the students' attending preschool education teacher department, was to determine the relationship between learning motivation and strategies...
Pre-Service Classroom Teachers' Emotional Intelligence and Anger Expression Styles
AbstractIn this study in which the pre-service classroom teachers' emotional intelligence and the ways of their anger expression styles were examined, correlational survey model was used. In total 342 students, 189 of whom were females and 153 of whom...
Pre-Service Science Teachers' Mental Models about Science Teaching*
AbstractThe main purpose of this study is to explore preservice science teachers' mental models of science teaching. Additionally it is investigated whether there is a significant correlation between their gender and grade levels in terms of mental models....
Problems and Solution Suggestions Related to Information Technology Course According to Elementary School Principals and Information Technology Teachers (A Case from Eskisehir)
AbstractThe purpose of the present study was to determine the problems experienced with the Information Technology (IT) course given as an elective course in elementary schools and to put forward suggestions for solutions to these problems. For this...
Prospective Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Thought Processes on a Model Eliciting Activity
AbstractMathematical model and modeling are one of the topics that have been intensively discussed in recent years. The purpose of this study is to examine prospective elementary mathematics teachers' thought processes on a model eliciting activity and...
Reconsideration of the Listening Skill Scale: Comparison of the Listening Skills of the Students of Psychological Counseling and Guidance in Accordance with Various Variables
AbstractThere are two main objectives of this study: The first is to reconsider the Listening Skill Scale and the second is to compare the levels of students of counseling and guidance according to the situations of whether they took the courses including...
Relationship among the Parenting Styles and the Social Competence and Prosocial Behaviors of the Children Who Are Attending to State and Private Preschools*
AbstractThe purpose of the present study was to investigate the associations of social competence and prosocial behaviors of the boys and girls who are attending to private or state preschools with the parenting styles of mothers' perception. Participants...
Reviewing Instructional Studies Conducted Using Video Modeling to Children with Autism
AbstractThis study explored 31 instructional research articles written using video modeling to children with autism and published in peer-reviewed journals. The studies in this research have been reached by searching EBSCO, Academic Search Complete,...
School Social Climate and Generalized Peer Perception in Traditional and Cyberbullying Status*
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine whether there were any differences in perceptions of school social climate and peers in terms of bullying status, and to investigate the psychometric properties of the School Social Climate and Generalized...
Science and Technology Pre-Service Teachers' Tendencies to Explain Vitality
AbstractThe present study was carried out to determine the Science and Technology pre-service teachers' tendencies to explain vitality in a university located in Southeast Anatolia of Turkey in 2010-2011 academic year. The data were collected through...
Social Competence and Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies - PATHS Preschool Curriculum*
AbstractIn this study, it was aimed to evaluate the effects of Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) - Preschool Curriculum on Preschool Children's Social Skills. The six years old children (N= 95) and their teachers (N=7) were included in...
Teachers' and Mothers' Assessment of Social Skills of Students with Mental Retardation*
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to compare the assessment results of social skills of students with mental retardation by their teachers and mothers through relational model by using descriptive statistics. The research group in this study consisted...
Teaching Basic First-Aid Skills against Home Accidents to Children with Autism through Video Modeling
AbstractIt is known that children with DD can learn first-aid skills and use whenever needed. Applying first-aid skills was taught to three inclusion students with autism through "first-aid skills training package". In the study multiple probe design...
The Adaptation of Academic Motivation Scale to Turkish
AbstractThe current study evaluated the psychometric evidence of Turkish form of the Academic Motivation Scale. The scale was based on the tenets of self-determination theory. It was designed to assess an individual's academic motivation if intrinsically...
The Contribution of School-Family Cooperation on Effective Classroom Management in Early Childhood Education*
AbstractThis study aims to determine the level of the contribution of school-family cooperation on effective classroom management in early childhood education, and what should be desired contribution according to views of parents and teachers. The data...
The Effect of Science Activities on Concept Acquisition of Age 5-6 Children Groups*
AbstractPresent research aims to determine the effect of science activities on concept development of preschool period age 5-6 children groups. Parallel to research objective, qualitative research pattern has been the selected method. Study group comprises...
The Effects of Culture on Psychological Mobility: Comparative Analyses of Turkish and Canadian Academicians*
AbstractThe present study comparatively examines the effects of culture on psychological mobility of academicians in Turkey and Canada. Questionnaires were completed by 382 respondents, of them 277 Turkish and 105 Canadian. Data were collected using...
The Effects of On-Time, Delayed and Early Kindergarten Enrollment on Children's Mathematics Achievement: Differences by Gender, Race, and Family Socio-Economic Status*
AbstractThis study was an examination of the effect of delayed, early, and on-time kindergarten enrollment on children's kindergarten mathematics achievement. Central for this study was to explore if the relationship between the kindergarten enrollment...
The Effects of Parental Involvement, Trust in Parents, Trust in Students and Pupil Control Ideology on Conflict Management Strategies of Early Childhood Teachers*
AbstractIn this study it was aimed to determine the effects of parental involvement, teachers' trust in parents and students, and teachers' pupil control ideology on the conflict management strategies used by teachers in classroom management. Data were...
The Effects of Social Capital Levels in Elementary Schools on Organizational Information Sharing
AbstractThis study aims to assess the effects of social capital levels at elementary schools on organizational information sharing as reported by teachers. Participants were 267 teachers selected randomly from 16 elementary schools; schools also selected...
The Examination of Preschool Teacher Candidates' Peer Conflict Resolution Suggestions during Picture Storybook Reading*
AbstractGiven the importance of teachers' role in creating positive social - emotional climate, it is surprising that very few studies have investigated teacher's practice on peer conflict resolution strategies. The aim of this study is to examine the...
The Perceptions of School Counselors and Principals towards New Psychological Counseling and Guidance Services in Early Childhood Education in Turkey*
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to understand the perceptions of the school administrators and psychological guidance counselors towards guidance service for early childhood education. The main objective of the study was to comprehend the perceptions...
The Position of Turkey among OECD Member and Candidate Countries According to PISA 2009 Results
AbstractThe aim of the study is to determine the status of Turkey among OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) members and candidate countries through cluster and discriminant analyses according to PISA (Programme for International...
The Role of Basic Needs Fulfillment in Prediction of Subjective Well-Being among University Students*
AbstractThe aim of this study is to examine the role of fulfillment level of university students' basic needs in predicting the level of their subjective well being. The participants were 627 students (56% female, 44% male) attending different faculties...
The Self-Esteem, Perceived Social Support and Hopelessness in Adolescents: The Structural Equation Modeling
AbstractIn this study, a developed model to explain a causal relationship between adolescent's selfesteem, perceived social support and hopelessness is tested. The purpose of the study is to explore the relationship between self-esteem, perceived social...
Turkish Children's Drawing of Nature in a Certain Way: Range of Mountains in the Back, the Sun, Couple of Clouds, a River Rising from the Mountains*
AbstractThis study reveals that Turkish kindergarten through 8th Grade (K-8) students draw nature pictures in a certain way; range of mountains in the background, a sun, a couple of clouds, a river rising from the mountains. There are similarities in...
Turkish Young Children's Views on Science and Scientists*
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to investigate 3rd grade primary students' views on science and scientists. The sample was consisted of 254 3rd grade public school students, in Mersin. Primary students were asked to answer three basic questions;...
Using a Dilemma Case in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Does It Promote Theory and Practice Connection?*
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using case analyses on early childhood pre-service teachers' skills on connecting theory and practice, and solving ill-defined problems in teaching young children. In particular, the following...