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Basol, Gulsah; Bardakci, Salih – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2008
The purpose of this qualitative study was to evaluate both the positive and negative changes in the aims and practices of current schools and, in addition, identify teacher values that have influenced the Turkish educational system from the early years of the Turkish Republic till now. With this in mind, a set of semi structured open-ended…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Retirement
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Camnalbur, Mucahit; Erdogan, Yavuz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2008
Studies focusing on the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction have been growing recently in Turkey. In this research, quantitative studies comparing the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction to traditional teaching method and conducted between 1998 and 2007 are studied by meta analysis. Seventy eight studies that have eligible…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Doctoral Degrees, Program Effectiveness, Meta Analysis
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Oluk, Sami; Ozalp, Isilay – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2007
In this study, with selecting the focusing point of the problem as the availability of cartoons, the teaching of global environmental problems according to the constructivist theory is investigated on the 7th graders in rural areas. This study is restricted with the global warming (G), ozone depletion (O) and the acid rain (A) problems. In the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Science Education, Problem Based Learning
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Tumkaya, Songul; Aybek, Birsel; Celik, Metehan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2007
In this study, the levels of hopelessness and state-trait anxiety among teacher candidates before taking the State Employees Selection Exam (KPSS) were investigated. The research was carried out with 403 volunteer teacher candidates. Of them, 271 seniors who were attending classes at Cukurova University in 2005-2006 Spring and 132 were…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Anxiety, Psychological Patterns, Preservice Teachers
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Bukova-Guzel, Esra – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2007
The purpose of this study is to design a constructivist learning environment that helps learning the limit concept. The study is a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental research. The control and the experimental groups were chosen from the students attending a calculus course. Worksheets were used to assess students' learning of the limit concept.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Data Analysis
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Yuksel, Sedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2007
The necessity of the foundational courses that take place in teaching courses in teacher education programs is a much-debated topic. Some writers argue that these courses are important since they help teachers and teacher candidates understand the dynamics in the process of teaching and learning and assist teachers in thinking extensively about…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education