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Güler Yildiz, Tülin; Özdemir Simsek, Pinar; Eren, Saliha; Aydos, Emine Hande – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aims at uncovering the views of children 48-66 months old regarding sustainable development (SD), as well as the attitudes of their parents and teachers. Additionally, it seeks to identify activities related to SD that are promoted in homes by parents and in schools by teachers. The study was designed as a case study, with participants…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Childhood Attitudes, Experience, Parents
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Küçükturan, A. Güler; Akbaba Altun, Sadegül – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study is designed to explore the reasons for sending and not sending preschool age children to preschools at an early age by exploring the motivations for and barriers towards promoting preschool education in Turkey. It aimed to determine various stakeholders' perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge related to preschool education in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Preschool Education, Decision Making
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Kiliç, Sükran – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this research is to thoroughly investigate preschool teachers' opinions about emotional competence and emotion socialization. The study group was comprised of 20 preschool teachers working in preschools in the city-center of Aksaray. A semi-structured interview form prepared by the researcher was used as the data collection tool. Data…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Development, Socialization
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Çolak, Aysun; Tomris, Gözde; Diken, Ibrahim H.; Arikan, Arzu; Aksoy, Funda; Çelik, Seçil – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to describe the views of teachers, parents, and FSS-PSV counselors on the Preschool Version of First Step to Success Early Intervention Program (FSS-PSV) in preventing antisocial behaviors; in addition, the implementation process and contributions from the program will also be outlined. The study was conducted in six different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Antisocial Behavior, Prevention, Intervention
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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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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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Sahin, Ikbal Tuba; Sak, Ramazan; Tuncer, Nuran – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
School readiness is an important concern for parents and teachers because it is a multifaceted process which encompasses all the developmental areas and various skills of children rather than only focusing on cognitive and literacy skills. In particular, preschool and first grade teachers experience the positive and negative sides of the process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Turan, Zerrin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
This study aims to examine the session goals and their realization during the session flow for a child with a hearing loss and his mother in an early intervention program. The study was designed as a case study. Video recordings of the intervention sessions, reflective journals, session plans, and the plan evaluations were used to collect and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Mothers, Interaction, Listening Skills
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Inan, Hatice Zeynep – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
One of the requirements of the twenty-first century is raising a child who is an explorer and who can solve problems rather than being able to memorize facts. One of the indispensible foundations of exploring and problem-solving is having scientific process skills and being able to use them effectively. In order to raise little scientists with a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Science Process Skills, Grade 4, Pedagogical Content Knowledge