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ERIC Number: EJ1138193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Kindergarten Students' Levels of Understanding Some Science Concepts and Scientific Inquiry Processes According to Demographic Variables (The Sampling of Kilis Province in Turkey)
Ilhan, Nail; Tosun, Cemal
Cogent Education, v3 n1 Article 1144246 2016
The purpose of this study is to identify the kindergarten students' levels of understanding some science concepts (LUSSC) and scientific inquiry processes (SIP) and compare their LUSSC and SIP in terms of some demographic variables. Also, another purpose of this study is to identify the predictive power of those demographic variables over the kindergarten students' LUSSC and SIP. This study was conducted according to quantitative research design. The study group consisted of 335 kindergarten students from 20 different rural and urban schools. In the study, the scale for "Turkish Kindergarten Students' Understandings of Scientific Concepts and Scientific Inquiry Processes" was used. According to some variables (such as mother's education level and family structure), there was a statistically significant difference between students' mean scores for LUSSC and between students' mean scores for SIP. Within the scope of this study, it was found that among the predictor variables (age, family's income level, and number of brother/sister) were significant predictors for LUSSC, and number of brother/sister was a significant predictor for SIP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey