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Turkmen, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The purpose of study was to examine the disposition of in-service teachers at the primary level. 412 science teachers from 72 primary schools, participated by filling out the "Teacher Disposition Index" questionnaire. After factor analyzing the data, Turkish in-service teachers did not fail, but they had doubts in some disposition…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change
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Turkmen, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate what affect a technology based inquiry approach (TBIA) had on 5th grade primary students' understanding of earth, sun, and moon concept in a science and technology course and how this changed their academic achievements. This study was carried out in a 5th grade elementary science and technology course…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Elementary School Science, Astronomy
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Yilmaz, Hulya; Turkmen, Hakan; Pedersen, Jon E.; Huyuguzel Cavas, Pinar – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
The purpose of this study is to investigate elementary pre-service teachers' image of science teaching, analyze the gender differences in image of science teaching, and evaluate restructured 2004 education reform by using a Draw-A-Science-Teacher-Test Checklist (DASTT-C). Two hundred thirteen (213) pre-service elementary teachers from three…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Change