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ERIC Number: EJ758029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Alternative Views of the Solar System among Turkish Students
Cin, Mustafa
International Review of Education, v53 n1 p39-53 Jan 2007
This study examines middle-school students' alternative frameworks of the earth's shape, its relative size and its distance from the sun and the moon. The sample was selected in the province of Giresun in Turkey. Sixty-five 14-year-old students participated in the research. A structured interview consisting of open-ended questions was employed to reveal students' ideas. The students' verbal responses were scrutinized and categorized according to their level of understanding. The results showed that the students had many alternative frameworks with regard to astronomical concepts. Implications and recommendations were made for teachers, textbook authors, teaching materials developers and researchers for future research to remedy students' alternative frameworks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey