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Fidan, Tuncer; Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Schools operate in an environment heavily influenced by institutional and political factors. While standardizing effects of strict legal regulations and the public education system impose certain structural and professional limitations on schools, political pressures from various interest groups may create gaps between rules and school practices.…
Descriptors: School Administration, Political Influences, School Policy, Educational Practices
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Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study aims to determine the geographical discourse that occurs in the personal histories of adults aged 75 years and older and how they interpret and use them. We conducted interviews with elderly persons living in Çemisgezek (Chemishkezek), a village established along the Karasu River, a branch of the Euphrates River. Expert opinions were…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Qualitative Research, Human Geography, Older Adults
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Arastaman, Gokhan; Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine the resilience of high school students in Turkey, and to determine the relationships between the student resiliency and some protective factors such as school climate, teacher attitudes and behaviors, family and peer support according to the student opinions. By using 509 students randomly selected from 24…
Descriptors: Investigations, High School Students, Resilience (Psychology), Student Attitudes
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Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study is to establish expectations of 5th grade students from Marmara University's Department of Geography Teaching on geographical field study in Western Anatolia. For this reason, a field study trip was organized to Western Anatolia. A survey, which was consisted of open-ended questions, was prepared by experts and it was…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Human Geography, Grade 5, Geography Instruction