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Özsoy, Sibel; Ahi, Berat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of the present study is to investigate first level of elementary school students' perceptions of the future state of the environment through the pictures they draw. The participants of the study are 131 first-grade students, 127 second-grade students, 160 third-grade students, 188 fourth-grade students, and 222 fifth-grade students,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Grade 1
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Ari, Asim – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This research critically investigated the implementation in Turkey of starting elementary-school first grade at age 5 (60 months) according to teacher feedback. While the study is designed as qualitative, a kind of single case study approach is used with a group of 50 volunteer first-grade teachers serving in 15 elementary schools in the Eskisehir…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Entrance Age, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Odluyurt, Serhat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
In the present research, the peers of children with autism at primary school level and in an inclusive environment were taught using direct modeling and video modeling education processes, and it was observed whether or not they could effectively and efficiently teach how to play games to their friends with autism. This study used adapted…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Modeling (Psychology), Peer Teaching, Autism
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Yukay Yuksel, Muge – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
In this study, to what extent 7-9-year old primary school children's' social behaviors at school vary depending on their grade, gender and learning disability was investigated. In addition, the predictive value of the intelligence scores of children with normal development and with learning disability was explored for their negative and positive…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Social Behavior, Learning Disabilities
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Buyuktaskapu, Sema – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
In this study, the effect of Family Supported Pre-Reading Program developed for 6 year olds attending nursery school on children's reading success in the future was examined. In order to fulfill this aim, reading skills of 25 primary school first-grade pupils who participated Family Supported Pre-Reading Program were compared with another 25…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Reading Instruction
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Koruklu, Nermin; Aktamis, Hilal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were any changes in the conceptualization of prospective teachers' values preferences during their university studies. The research group was composed of 208 prospective teachers who were studying at Science Education, Social Science Education and Fine Arts Education at Adnan Menderes…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Multivariate Analysis, Grade 4, Grade 1
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Arslan, Derya – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The 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 to the 54 First grade teachers who work at central Burdur and Burdur county centre primary education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Handwriting, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
This 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 with 25 Burmese families in a midsize Midwestern city. Findings from the preliminary analysis…
Descriptors: Refugees, Asians, Family School Relationship, Elementary Schools
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Polat, Elif; Adiguzel, Tufan; Akgun, Ozcan Erkan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
Because 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 was conducted in order to prepare an adaptive, web-assisted learning system according to variables…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
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Kutluca Canbulat, Ayse Nur; Tuncel, Meric – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
This study has been prepared by assessing students' level of readiness to school about the subjects of Language, Psychomotor, Affective, Social, and Cognition developments and to support the development of students who are incapable in those fields of the first grade students who started primary school. The Kiel Test of Admission to School has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Caliskan Dedeoglu, Nuray; Alat, Zeynep – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study was to explore the spiral relation and the congruency between mathematics standards listed in the Early Childhood and First Grade curricula in Turkey. A descriptive content analysis was conducted on Early Child Education Curriculum (OOEP) for 36-72 months old children and Math Curriculum for the Grades 1-5 (IMOP), both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Academic Standards, Spiral Curriculum
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Temur, Turan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
This 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 a private school in the city center of Ankara (n=79). All of the four different sections in this private…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Elementary Education, Grade 1, Males
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Erdogan, Ozge – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the phonological awareness skills and writing skills of the first year students at primary school. In the study, the phonological awareness skills and writing skills of the students were measured at the beginning of the term. Students' writing skills were measured in the middle of…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Writing Skills, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
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Dursun, Semsettin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
The purpose of this study is to compare the mathematical skills of first grade elementary students who had or had not taken preschool education. The sample of the study consists of 150 elementary students, those with and without preschool education, who were enrolled in seven randomly chosen elementary schools located in Sivas (downtown). A…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Grade 1, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Mathematics