Kuram ve Uygulamada Egitim Bilimleri

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 4, Autumn

A Comparative Investigation of the Previous and New Secondary History Curriculum: The Issues of the Definition of the Aims and Objectives and the Selection of Curriculum Content
AbstractDiscussions on history teaching in Turkey indicate that the previous versions of the history curriculum and the pedagogy of history in the country bear many problems and deficiencies. The problems of Turkish history curriculum mainly arise from...
An Analysis of the Idea of State in Textbooks from Ottoman Empire to the Republic in Terms of the Relation between Education and Power
AbstractThe concept of state has a specific importance for Turkish-political culture. However, the influence of textbooks in constructing the state concept in Turkish culture from Ottoman to modern Turkish Republic has not been adequately researched....
An Analysis of the Mission and Vision Statements on the Strategic Plans of Higher Education Institutions
AbstractThis study aimed to analyze the mission and vision statements on the strategic plans of higher education institutions. The sample of the study consisted of 72 public universities. Strategic plans of the universities were accessed over the internet,...
An Analysis of the Socio-Economic Root of the Technical Programme Choice in Higher Education: A Sample from Tarsus Technical Education Faculty
AbstractThis study aimed to investigate the social class basis of the technical education choices with reference to the students' socio-economic features in Tarsus Technical Education Faculty. The data were obtained through a questionnaire from 427 students...
An Examination of Balanced Literacy Instructional Model Implemented to Youths with Hearing Loss
AbstractRecently, the balanced literacy approach, a combination of whole language and skill development approaches has received attention in literacy instruction. The purpose of this school-based action research was to create a balanced literacy environment,...
An Examination of Teacher's Occupational Burnout Levels in Terms of Organizational Confidence and Some Other Variables
AbstractAn effort is made in this research to determine the correlations between primary school teachers' levels of confidence in their organization and their burnout levels and other variables. The research population is composed of teachers teaching...
An Investigation of the Problematic Internet Use of Teacher Candidates Based on Personality Types, Shyness and Demographic Factors
AbstractResearches proved that a new psychological disorder of problematic Internet use was associated with individual characteristics as loneliness, shyness, anxiety, depression, personality type, and self-cognition. But there appears to be little consensus...
An Overview of Peace Education in Turkey: Definitions, Difficulties, and Suggestions: A Qualitative Analysis
AbstractIn modern world, advances and changes experienced in social, political, and economic domains cannot be effective in diminishing the unwanted behaviors displayed by individuals in a society. This underpins the need for creating a peace culture...
A Study on Primary Classroom and Social Studies Teachers' Perceptions of Moral Education and Their Development and Learning
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine teachers' perceptions of moral education, to what extend teacher education, both pre-service and in-service, prepared teachers to deal with morality and moral education in their professional classrooms...
Comparison of the Level of Using Metacognitive Strategies during Study between High Achieving and Low Achieving Prospective Teachers
AbstractThe main purpose of this study is to compare the level of using metacognitive strategies during study between high achieving and low achieving prospective classroom teachers. This study was designed as a mixed method study. Metacognitive Learning...
Description of Primary Education 1st Grade Students' Forms of Holding a Pencil as Well as Their Grip and Compression Strengths
AbstractThis study aimed to examine how first grade students in primary education held and gripped a pencil and their compressive strength using a descriptive research method. The participants of the research comprises first grade students attending...
Developing an Attitude Scale for the Profession of Physical Education Teaching (ASPPET)
AbstractIn this study, the development of a Likert-type attitude scale for the profession of physical education teaching (ASPPET) was aimed. The group of the study was consisted of totally 556 pre-service physical education teachers. In order to determine...
Effects of Concept Cartoons on Mathematics Self-Efficacy of 7th Grade Students
AbstractThe purpose of this research is to determine the effect of concept cartoons on the students' perception of their levels of self-efficacy towards mathematics. The research has been designed as the pre-test post-test with quasi experimental control...
Examination of the Effects of the Montessori Method on Preschool Children's Readiness to Primary Education
AbstractThis study examined the effects of the Montessori Method on preschool children's readiness to primary education. The research group is composed of five-six year olds attending SU MEF Ihsan Dogramaci Application Nursery School in 2009-2010 school...
How Do Medical Specialty Training Educators and Trainees Perceive Medical Specialty Selection Examination (TUS)
AbstractIn this study, it was aimed to explore whether a single-step examination is adequate for ranking the medical graduates for specialty training in medicine which is practically similar to doctoral training (PhD) in other disciplines. For this purpose,...
Investigation of Environmental Topics in the Science and Technology Curriculum and Textbooks in Terms of Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics
AbstractIn order to solve environmental problems, it is thought that education should be connected with values. For this reason, it is emphasized that environmental issues should be integrated with ethical and aesthetic values. In this study, 6th, 7th...
Opinions of High School Administrators on Teachers' Organizational Dissent Behaviors
AbstractThe purpose of this research is to find out the reasons that trigger teachers' dissent, how the dissenters behave and the effects of organizational dissent on the teachers, administrators, and the school. The study was conducted with the qualitative...
Quantitative Analysis of Pre-Service Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Opinions about Doing Mathematical Proof
AbstractMeaning and importance of proof in mathematics and education increases gradually. Therefore levels of doing proof, proof-related opinions and perceptions of the teachers and pre-service teachers who will train the students in future are of importance....
Satisfaction of Needs and Determining of Life Goals: A Model of Subjective Well-Being for Adolescents in High School
AbstractThe aim of this study is to develop and test a subjective well-being model for adolescents in high school. A total of 326 adolescents in high school (176 female and 150 male) participated in this study. The data was collected by using the general...
The Development of Theory of Mind According to False Belief Performance of Children Ages 3 to 5
AbstractThis study has examined the role of age in the false belief understanding in typically developing children and to determine if the different type of false belief tasks affects performance on false belief. The survey research design was used....
The Effect of Conceptual Change Approach to Eliminate 9th Grade High School Students' Misconceptions about Air Pressure
AbstractThe aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of teaching based on conceptual change overcome misconceptions of 9th grade high school students about the subject of air pressure. The sampling of the study was formed with two classes...
The Effect of School and Teacher Themed Movies on Pre-Service Teachers' Professional Attitudes and Perceived Self-Efficacy
AbstractThe aim of this study is to investigate the effects of school and teacher themed movies on pre-service teachers' attitudes towards their profession and their perceived self-efficacy. As qualitative and quantitative research approaches were employed...
The Effects of Ecology-Based Summer Nature Education Program on Primary School Students' Environmental Knowledge, Environmental Affect and Responsible Environmental Behavior
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to assess the effects of ecology-based nature education program on elementary school students' environmental knowledge, environmental affect, and responsible environmental behavior. A total number of 64 elementary...
The Functionality of Guidance and Supervision Visits Made by Supervisors in Primary Schools
AbstractIn this study, it was aimed to determine to what extent the problems detected at the guidance and supervision reports could be solved and in this context, to what degree these visits were functional. So, with a qualitative research approach,...
The Level of Realizing Geographical Skills in Geography Lessons
AbstractLearning geography for an individual starts with the relationship between human and location. This relationship develops depending on gaining some skills which are necessary for understanding and using the geographical location as effective as...
The Level of Understanding of the Photoelectric Phenomenon in Prospective Teachers and the Effects of "Writing with Learning" on Their Success Rates
AbstractThis study examines prospective teachers' levels of understanding the photoelectric effect, and the impact of writing activities for learning purposes on the success of prospective teachers. These prospective teachers study in the science teaching...
The Relationship between Instructional Leadership Style and School Culture (Izmir Case)
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine instructional leadership and school culture in CLS and to determine whether instructional leadership explains the culture of the school. This is a quantitative investigation and the instruments named "Instructional...
The Views of Prospective Class Teachers about Peer Assessment in Teaching Practice
AbstractThe present study was conducted in order to determine the opinions of prospective teachers about peer assessment in teaching practice. Twenty two prospective teachers in the 4th year of the Primary School Class Teaching Program at Cumhuriyet...
Using Heroes as Role Models in Values Education: A Comparison between Social Studies Textbooks and Prospective Teachers' Choice of Hero or Heroines
AbstractThis study explores the relationships between the frequency and identities of heroes as role models used in the social studies textbooks in teaching 20 core values and prospective teachers' preferences of heroes. The findings indicated that there...
Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Form of Technology-Rich Outcome-Focused Learning Environment Inventory
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to investigate the reliability and validity of a Turkish adaptation of Technology-Rich Outcomes-Focused Learning Environment Inventory (TROFLEI) which was developed by Aldridge, Dorman, and Fraser. A sample of 985...
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