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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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Akin, Sibel; Calik, Basak; Engin-Demir, Cennet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Promoting active citizenship is seen as invaluable for educational practices in schools particularly in existing social, political, economic, and cultural context of Turkish society. The present study is part of a European Union project that aimed to help students develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to actively participate in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Citizenship, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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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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Ozer, Eren; Sezer, Renan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study offers a comparative analysis of questions found in Turkish, Singaporean, and American mathematics textbooks and workbooks based on topics covered in the 8th grade mathematics curriculum in Turkey. To this end, the study utilizes the 3-dimensional framework developed by Li. When the questions in the textbooks and workbooks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Materials, Textbook Content
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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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Apaydin, Çigdem; Seçkin, Munise – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Purpose of this study was to investigate civilized and uncivilized behaviors in the classroom, the emotions and reactions towards them, as well as the strategies aiming to prevent these kinds of behaviors from the point of view of students and teachers attending second stage of primary education (6th, 7th and 8th grades). As a qualitative research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Bayazit, Ibrahim – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study scrutinises approaches and thinking processes displayed by the elementary school students when solving real-world problems. It employed a qualitative inquiry to produce rich and realistic data about the case at hand. The research sample included 116 students. The data were obtained from written exam and semistructured interviews, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Elementary School Students, Grade 7
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Birinci Konur, Kader; Seyihoglu, Aysegul; Sezen, Gulsah; Tekbiyik, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this research, summer science camp which is carried out on the purpose of developing positive attitude towards science and nature with enjoyable experiments in primary school students and activities were evaluated. The camp was performed as two 5 days stages with a total 48 students who had finished 7th grade at primary school. The findings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8, Summer Science Programs