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Ilter, Ilhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe social studies teachers' perceptions related to their practices in teaching concepts within the context of social studies instruction in order to enhance students' vocabulary development in their classes. The study focuses on how students' breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge is supported by teachers'…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Özcan, Zeynep Çigdem; Imamoglu, Yesim; Katmer Bayrakli, Vildan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Problem solving is highlighted in many mathematics curricula and has recently become one of the most investigated topics in the field of mathematics education. Extensive studies report that developing students' problem solving skills enhances their understanding of mathematics. Therefore, there is a focus on investigating problem solving processes…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Protocol Analysis, Cognitive Processes, Grade 6
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Güler, Nese; Ilhan, Mustafa; Güneyli, Ahmet; Demir, Süleyman – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study evaluates the psychometric properties of three different forms of the Writing Apprehension Test (WAT; Daly & Miller, 1975) through Rasch analysis. For this purpose, the fit statistics and correlation coefficients, and the reliability, separation ratio, and chi-square values for the facets of item and person calculated for the…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Tests
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Kalkan, Ömür Kaya; Kelecioglu, Hülya – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Linear factor analysis models used to examine constructs underlying the responses are not very suitable for dichotomous or polytomous response formats. The associated problems cannot be eliminated by polychoric or tetrachoric correlations in place of the Pearson correlation. Therefore, we considered parameters obtained from the NOHARM and FACTOR…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Nonparametric Statistics, Factor Analysis, Correlation
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Karaçam, Sedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The aim of this study is to examine primary school students' scientist-image stereotypes by considering the relationships among indicators. A total of 877 students attending Grades 6 and 7 in Düzce, Turkey participated in this study. The Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST) was implemented during the 2013-2014 academic year to determine students' images…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Atasoy, Arzu; Temizkan, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Developed to evaluate secondary school students' writing fluency skills, this study is descriptive in nature and uses a mixed method approach. During the research, the researcher attempted to identify students' abilities to write in terms of quantity and complexity, on the one hand, and also attempted to identify findings on accuracy, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
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Altintas, Esra; Ozdemir, Ahmet S. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to evaluate a differentiation approach that was recently developed to teach mathematics to gifted middle school students in terms of its practice by teachers by studying the effect of the approach on achievement among both gifted and non-gifted students. From mixed research methods, the study used an explanatory design. It was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Mathematics
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Zorbaz, Selen Demirtas; Ulas, Ozlem; Kizildag, Seval – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study seeks to analyze whether or not the following three variables of "Discouraging Family Relations," "Supportive Family Relations," "Total Time Spent on the Computer," and "Grade Point Average (GPA)" predict elementary school students' video game addiction rates, and whether or not there exists a…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Family Relationship, Elementary School Students, Grade Point Average
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Tarman, Bulent; Kuran, Burcin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
It can be argued that very important changes have been made to textbooks which were rearranged according to the theory of constructivism during the 2004-2005 academic year. The aim of this change was to enable students to acquire high-order cognitive skills. In this study, by using Bloom taxonomy, the pre-reading and reflection (assessment)…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning)
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Gorhan, Meryem Fulya; Oncu, Semiral; Senturk, Aysan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
It is planned that every student in all primary, middle, and high schools (public schools) under the administration of the Turkish Ministry of National Education receive a tablet through the FATIH Project. Research shows that many teachers hold reservations toward students using tablets for educational purposes. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Laptop Computers, Handheld Devices
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Acun-Kapikiran, Necla; Körükçü, Özlem; Kapikiran, Sahin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine whether self-esteem in adolescence has a mediator role in the relationship between parental attitude and life satisfaction and depression. Data was collected from 360 secondary school students ages ranging from 11 to 14 (M = 12.67, SD= 0.97) out of which 216 of them were female and 144 male. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Life Satisfaction, Depression (Psychology)
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Kus, Zafer; Cetin, Turhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The aim of this study is to identify the perceptions of democracy of primary school students, identify the factors that affect these, and compare the results with those obtained from other countries. The research was carried out during the 2011-2012 school year with 1,667 students from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who were chosen from 26 cities in…
Descriptors: Democracy, Student Attitudes, Political Attitudes, Grade 6
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ayar, Mehmet C.; Adiguzel, Tufan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study explores the characteristics of after-school program activities at a charter school in the Southeast US highlighting students' experiences with and gains from these after-school program activities. A qualitative case study design was employed to understand students' views and opinions regarding the activities and their learning…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research
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Basol, Gülsah; Zabun, Engin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of the current study is to determine to what extent the following four variables explain K-8 students' SBS success levels; these variables being attendance to private SBS preperation courses, multidimensional perfectionism, parental attitude types, and test anxiety. SBS is a nationwide, high stake, high school placement test taken by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Success, High School Students, Student Placement
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Karasu, H. Pelin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The editing and revision stages are an important part of the writing process. This study documented the types of revisions, revision units, and revision methods used during writing conferences with hearing-impaired students. The study included seventeen hearing-impaired students educated with the auditory/oral approach and enrolled in grades six…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Editing, Revision (Written Composition), Grade 6
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