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Saçkes, Mesut – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to examine kindergarten children's mental models of the day and night cycle and provide implications for pedagogical practices targeting space science concepts in early childhood classrooms. A total of 46 kindergartners participated in the study, their age ranging from 60 to 75 months, including 22 boys and 24 girls.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Cognitive Processes
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Sazak Pinar, Elif – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study examines the effectiveness of fixed-time (FT) and variable-time (VT) schedules and attention on the problem behaviors and on-task behaviors of students with and without intellectual disabilities in inclusive classrooms in Turkey. Three second-grade students with intellectual disabilities, three students without intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scheduling, Inclusion, Attention Span
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Aktepe, Vedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of the love of nature performance task on the opinions and attitudes of 4th grade primary school students at the Science and Art center towards their value of love of nature. The mixed method was used by means of both quantitative and qualitative research models. The experimental group…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 4, Scientific Attitudes
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Karadag, Ruhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to explore pre-service teachers' perceptions on the use of game-based learning in a Primary Reading and Writing Instruction Course. A mixed method research was used in the study. Participants were composed of a total of 189 pre-service teachers taking the Primary Reading and Writing Instruction course during the fall term…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Games
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Kocyigit, Sinan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This aim of this study is to examine the views of teachers, administrators and parents about the problems that emerge during family involvement in preschool activities and solutions for these problems. The participants were 10 teachers, 10 parents and 10 administrators from 4 preschools and 6 kindergartens in the Palandöken and Yakutiye districts…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Content Analysis
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Basar, Ufuk; Sigri, Ünsal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This research aims to discover the effects of teachers' organizational justice perceptions on intention to quit as well as the mediation role of teachers' organizational identification in this process. Interactions between research variables were measured using structural equation models. The sample used comprised teachers working at primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Organizational Culture, Justice
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Argon, Turkan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The current study aims to identify teacher and administrator views regarding primary school principals' accountability. The case study model, a qualitative research method, was adopted in the study using the holistic single-case design. The working group was composed of a total of 56 individuals, 42 teachers and 14 administrators (11 principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Kocyigit, Sezai – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Starting primary education is one of the most important changes that children encounter in early childhood. Moreover, especially within the last twenty years, as an outcome of the idea that children are active learners, listening to children's ideas about their learning, lives, and experiences has gained importance. In this sense, this study is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Qualitative Research, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries
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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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Kalayci, Nurdan; Hayirsever, Fahriye – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Gender equality has been explained as both the equal treatment of women and men before the law and women's and men's equal usage of resources, opportunities, and services within the family and society. Today, although the conditions that support gender inequality have relatively decreased, gender discrimination still persists. Gender equality is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Textbooks, Sex Fairness
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Köse, Nilu¨fer Y.; Tanisli, Dilek – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Geometric habits of mind are productive ways of thinking that support learning and using geometric concepts. Identifying primary school teacher candidates' geometric habits of mind is important as they affect the development of their future students' geometric thinking. Therefore, this study attempts to determine primary school teachers' geometric…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Primary Education, Geometric Concepts
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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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Turkcan, Burcin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Semiotics, which is used for the analysis of a number of communication languages, helps describe the specific operational rules by determining the sub-systems included in the field it examines. Considering that art is a communication language, this approach could be used in analyzing children's products in art education. The present study aiming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Art, Freehand Drawing, Semiotics
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Ergul, Cevriye – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
In this study, the frequency of third grade students who have not acquired the grade level reading skills were examined and their reading skills were evaluated in terms of the risk for having learning disabilities. The study was carried out with 112 students in 38 classrooms. Teachers were asked to list the students with reading problems in their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Student Evaluation, Reading Skills
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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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