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Varisoglu, Behice; Çelikpazui, Esra Ekinci – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to find out academic risk-taking levels among secondary school students in Turkish lesson and determine if there is a relationship between their success in that lesson and risk levels. The study was carried out with blended method which combines qualitative and quantitative research patterns. Study data were collected from…
Descriptors: Risk, Middle School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Türkben, Tuncay – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The changes occurred in science and technology affect the content of education directly. In alignment with this change, the upbringing of students from an early age to be able to adapt and improve in alignment with the changing life conditions, to take learning responsibilities, to solve problems, to be able to think critically, to be…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Motivation
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Akkoç, Hatice; Yesildere-Imre, Sibel – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
Teachers' pedagogical practice and choices for their actions could not only be explained by their knowledge, beliefs or attitudes (Rodgers & Scott, 2008). Identity also has a crucial role in learning to teach. The aim of this study is to investigate contextual nature of preservice mathematics teachers' professional identities. For this aim, a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Uçus, Sükran; Dedeoglu, Hakan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
Children's rights education is to enable children to gain the necessary social behaviors and essential knowledge for creating a democratic society that is based on respecting human rights. The purpose of this study was to investigate the preparation, application and assessment of a curriculum for teaching children's rights in elementary education.…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Curriculum Development, Action Research, Elementary Education
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Tekbiyik, Ahmet; Ercan, Orhan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
Current study examined the effects of virtual and physical laboratory practices on students' conceptual achievement in the subject of electricity and their attitudes towards simple electric circuits. Two groups (virtual and physical) selected through simple random sampling was taught with web-aided material called "Electricity in Our…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Energy, Student Attitudes, Laboratory Equipment
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Erten, Sinan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
This study investigates the extent of interest among middle and high school students in environmental protection issues along with the sources of their interests and factors that impact their interests, namely people with whom they interact and courses that they take related to the environment, science and technology. In addition, it is confirmed…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Conservation (Environment), Student Interests
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Akhan, Nadire Emel; Altikulaç, Ali – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
This study aims to discover how social studies teachers' personal and professional values can be improved by having a basis in Mevlana's global messages "love-respect-tolerance" in terms of "Personal and Professional Values-Professional Development", which is the first component of general efficacies of teaching profession. The…
Descriptors: Values Education, Drama, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers
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Ersoy, Arife Figen – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine Social Studies textbooks in terms of national and global citizenship. The research was carried out using qualitative research methodologies. Interpretive thematic analysis was used to examine the social studies textbooks from 4th grade through 8th grade. The analyses showed that the Social Studies textbooks…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Citizenship
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Ertem, Ihsan Seyit – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
The purpose of this research was to examine the role of personalized and non-personalized online texts on elementary school fifth grade students' comprehension and their attitudes toward reading. Participants were 47 fifth-grade students from a rural elementary school in north Florida. The subjects were randomly assigned into two (personalized…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Grade 5, Student Attitudes
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Sahin, Cavus – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2010
The purpose was to evaluate teachers' perceptions of teaching social skills to Fifth grade students using social studies lessons. The survey model has been used as a research method. The 5th grade teachers working in elementary schools in Canakkale province included in the scope of the study have been interviewed and a questionnaire has been…
Descriptors: Observation, Grade 5, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Dodge, Arnold – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires public schools in the United States to test students in grades 3-8. The author argues that this mandate has been supported by the public, in part, because of the "availability heuristic," a phenomenon which occurs when people assess the probability of an event by the ease with which instances…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Federal Legislation, Testing, Standardized Tests