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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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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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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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Ada, Sibel; Tanberkan Suna, Hande; Elkonca, Fuat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The general purpose of this study is to determine the views of academicians, school administrators, and teachers regarding the effects that can emerge from the use of e-portfolios as alongside the central joint exam in the transition from elementary education to secondary education. This research is a case study type from among the qualitative…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Kocyigit, Sinan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This aim of this study is to examine the views of teachers, administrators and parents about the problems that emerge during family involvement in preschool activities and solutions for these problems. The participants were 10 teachers, 10 parents and 10 administrators from 4 preschools and 6 kindergartens in the Palandöken and Yakutiye districts…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Content Analysis
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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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Dagli, Gökmen; Öznacar, Behçet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Individuals are born with various skills and needs. They enter into a life-long process of meeting these needs and developing the correct usage and appropriateness of these skills. The process of making intentional changes in one's life through behavior is called education. No one can be deprived of their right to education. Education is every…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Elementary Schools, Administrator Attitudes
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Gökçe, Nazli – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teaching skills is one of the building blocks of Turkey's Social Studies Instructional Program. Via skills, information can be effectively transformed into high-level behaviors, that information may become a part of one's daily life, and that one may make right decisions concerning major issues in his/her life. Map skills are called "spatial…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Skill Development, Foreign Countries
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Keçe, Murat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study is to scrutinize the problems encountered in social club activities based on opinions of club advisors. This study was conducted in line with qualitative research methods using the interview technique to collect data. Therefore, interviews were held with 21 club advisors included in the study group. A category analysis, a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Extracurricular Activities, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Aladag, Elif – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The aim of this study is to evaluate the applicability of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), used increasingly in primary and secondary education across the world, in social studies lessons in Turkey. In line with this aim, 14 social studies teachers working in the province of Aydin, Turkey received a 6-hour training course about GIS during the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Celikkaya, Tekin; Filoglu, Simge – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This research was conducted to determine how social studies teachers define value and "values education" as well as reveal the problems they encountered during the implementation. The participants in this study consisted of 17 social studies teachers from 12 primary schools (selected out of 39 primary schools in the city of Kirsehir…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Akkaya, Nevin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The goal of this study is to discover and evaluate both the areas of personal interest and the views of 4th and 5th grade classroom teachers regarding the creative writing process. In this study, one of the qualitative study methods, state study, and related to this, single state design which refers to the whole has been chosen. Research was…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Writing Processes, Teacher Attitudes, Creative Writing
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Daghan, Gökhan; Akkoyunlu, Buket – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
In this study, Information Technologies teachers' views and usage cases on performance based assesment methods (PBAMs) are examined. It is aimed to find out which of the PBAMs are used frequently or not used, preference reasons of these methods and opinions about the applicability of them. Study is designed with the phenomenological design which…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Performance Based Assessment, Information Technology, Evaluation Methods
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Akmansoy, Vesile; Kartal, Sadik – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Discussions have arisen regarding the application of the new paradigms of chaos theory to social sciences as compared to physical sciences. This study examines what role chaos theory has within the education process and what effect it has by describing the views of university faculty regarding chaos and education. The participants in this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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