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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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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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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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Turkcan, Burcin; Yasar, Sefik – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
Visual culture studies have become the focus of research in recent years mainly due to the frequent use of art applications in Visual Arts courses in primary schools and the inadequate content of discipline based art education for the interpretation of today's multiple stimulants. By interrogating students' semantic stratums related to visuals,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Research Design, Visual Arts, Action Research
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Seyihoglu, Aysegul; Kartal, Ayca – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The purpose of this study is to reveal the opinions of teachers on using the mind mapping technique in Life Science and Social Studies lessons. The participants of the study are 20 primary education teachers. In this study, a semi-structured interview technique was used. For content analysis, the themes and codes were defined, based on the views…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes