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Aydin, Ibrahim Seçkin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
The concept of self-efficacy is built upon the theory of Social Cognitive Learning by Bandura. Based on this theory, one could posit that an individual's belief on his/her self-efficacy at any given subject is of high importance. A body of research shows that people with high self-efficacy levels have higher performance levels. In parallel to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Sánchez-Rivas, Enrique; Ruiz-Palmero, Julio; Sánchez-Rodríguez, José – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
The type of tests used most by Primary Education teachers in the Spanish education system is traditional examinations, despite not fulfilling the educational qualities that pedagogy and the Spanish law prescribe for assessment processes. In this study, an assessment test has been designed by applying game-design elements to examinations of the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Natural Sciences, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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Keskin, Özge; Çorlu, M. Spencer; Ayas, Alipasa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teachers' further success in and commitment to their profession are shaped by their experiences in the early years of their careers. Being aware of the challenges that novices face would be helpful for teacher-educators in a way that would support pre-service teachers thoroughly. The goal of the current research is to ascertain the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Education Programs
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Fidan, Tuncer; Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Schools operate in an environment heavily influenced by institutional and political factors. While standardizing effects of strict legal regulations and the public education system impose certain structural and professional limitations on schools, political pressures from various interest groups may create gaps between rules and school practices.…
Descriptors: School Administration, Political Influences, School Policy, Educational Practices
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Simsek, Meliha R.; Dündar, Esin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The transformation of coursebook publishing into an industrial giant has brought about variety, choice, and difficulty of decision making. As coursebook selection profoundly influences the quality of foreign language instruction in Turkey, it is essential to investigate what kind of instruments are used, which method is followed, what criteria are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Trend Analysis
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Sagnak, Mesut – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating effects of ethical culture and psychological safety on the relationship between ethical leadership and teachers' voice behavior. The sample consists of 342 teachers randomly selected from 25 primary and secondary schools. Four different instruments are used in this study. The scales have…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Safety
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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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Katilmis, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to reveal the objectives of values education in Turkey, values education-related activities performed in schools, and preferred approaches to values education according to the opinions of social studies teachers. This qualitative study used a phenomenological pattern. The participants of the study were selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Vandeyar, Saloshna – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This paper peers through the window to look at how a teacher brings about meaningful educational change in a diverse classroom. Utilizing three sets of arguments from the field of educational change, I traced educational change within a teacher during the course of an academic year. Data capture comprised a mix of semi-structured interviews and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Agents, Teacher Role, Semi Structured Interviews
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Yurtseven, Nihal; Altun, Sertel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Concepts such as teachers' professional development and students' achievement act as the driving force for the development of each in a causal relationship in EFL teaching, as in many other disciplines. The purpose of this study is to investigate the change Understanding by Design (UbD) made on teachers' professional development and students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Faculty Development
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Avcioglu, Hasan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The objective of this study is to determine the behavior of teachers in inclusive classrooms and peers' acceptance levels towards students with intellectual disabilities in these classrooms. The qualitative research method was selected for collecting adequate data for the study. Information was collected from 16 teachers and 371 students in 16…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Peer Acceptance, Inclusion, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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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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Dönmez, Onur; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kabakçi Yurdakul, Isil; Kuzu, Abdullah; Girgin, Ümit – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Children's ever-increasing and autonomous engagement with the internet exposes them to online risks, especially when parental supervision is limited. Furthermore, media coverage highlighting negative online experiences increases adults' risk perceptions, which in turn jeopardize children's sustainable and beneficial engagement with the internet.…
Descriptors: Risk, Measures (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication
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Batdi, Veli – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aimed to compare the High School English Curriculum (HSEC) in accordance with Stufflebeam's context, input, process and product (CIPP) model through multi-analysis. The research includes both quantitative and qualitative aspects. A descriptive analysis was operated through Rasch Measurement Model; SPSS program for the quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, English (Second Language)
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