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Bayraktar, Sule – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a primary teacher education program in improving science teaching efficacy beliefs (personal science teaching efficacy beliefs and outcome expectancy beliefs) of preservice primary school teachers. The study also investigated whether the program has an effect on student…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy
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Duru, Adem – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The aim of this study was to examine whether there are gender differences in mathematics achievement and in beliefs about mathematics of preservice teachers over a period of four years. Data were collected from preservice teachers (156 males and 155 females) from the Adiyaman University Faculty of Education in Turkey. The Mathematics as a Gendered…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Boz, Yezdan – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
The purpose of this study was to obtain prospective chemistry teachers' conceptions about acids and bases concepts. Thirty-eight prospective chemistry teachers were the participants. Data were collected by means of an open-ended questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. Analysis of data indicated that most prospective teachers did not have…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Student Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers
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Isiksal, Mine; Cakiroglu, Erdine – School Science and Mathematics, 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in mathematics achievement as demonstrated by performance on the mathematics subsection of a nationwide high school entrance examination in Turkey. In this study, the cities in Turkey were separated into five groups according to their level of economic development. The analysis was based…
Descriptors: Economic Status, Mathematics Achievement, Effect Size, Gender Differences
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Yilmaz, Serkan; Eryilmaz, Ali; Geban, Omer – School Science and Mathematics, 2006
The effects of bridging analogies teaching strategy and gender on Turkish high school students' misconceptions in mechanics were investigated. After a pilot study with 67 students in a nearby high school, the researchers' administered the revised Mechanics Misconception Test to 119 high school students as a pretest. Students in the experimental…
Descriptors: High School Students, Teaching Methods, Experimental Groups, Misconceptions
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Cohen, Herbert G.; Akarsu, Fusan – School Science and Mathematics, 1991
Whether or not the spatial cognitive development of students from distinct social-cultural milieus, specifically Anglos from the southwestern part of the United States and Native Turks, would proceed along approximately the same lines was investigated. The overall findings tend to indicate that at times the acquisition of spatial structures may be…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Developmental Tasks
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Aksu, Meral – School Science and Mathematics, 1991
Reports a longitudinal study to investigate sex and departmental differences in the changes in attitudes toward mathematics of prospective mathematicians and secondary school mathematics teachers among university students in Turkey (n=82). Results indicated that female students' attitudes toward mathematics generally decreased to reach the level…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Change Agents