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ERIC Number: ED503155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1818-4952
An Analytical Research on the Permanence of Knowledge and the Factors Affecting Success in the Cyprus Geography Classes in Middle Schools of Cyprus Turkish Society
Akengin, Hamza
Online Submission, World Applied Sciences Journal v3 n3 p492-503 2008
The aim of this research is to examine the permanence of knowledge in the Cyprus Geography classes in middle schools of Cyprus' Turkish Society in quality and quantity and to analyse the factors, which are influential in the permanence of this knowledge. In order to be able to understand the problems that the residents of Cyprus' Turkish Society have, especially the young people who confront a great isolation in a world which is becoming a "Global Village", with the concept of globalisation and to be able to find solutions for these problems, we must know firstly about the problem itself and then the origins of it. In the light of this idea, the factors that influence the permanence of knowledge acquired in the Cyprus Geography classes which are held in Cyprus' Turkish Society middle schools have been analysed in this research. Throughout the research the scanning method was used, questionnaires were given while collecting data and interviews were carried out with the teachers and students. Also, students were asked to write compositions on geography lessons and the Cyprus Geography. Taking all the research results into account, although the teaching and learning environments (number of students in classrooms, teaching materials, field trips, students' study environment, etc.) in Cyprus' Turkish Society middle schools were appropriate, it was perceived that the students had a poor knowledge of geography with regard to Cyprus, they did not know their country and the Cyprus Geography classes could not attain its objective. (Contains 13 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus; Turkey