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ERIC Number: EJ866488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
An Assessment of Factors Related to Science Achievement of Turkish Students
Kalender, Ilker; Berberoglu, Giray
International Journal of Science Education, v31 n10 p1379-1394 Jul 2009
In this study, a hypothesised model with latent variables such as socio-economic status, students' perception of success and interest in different subject matter areas, out-of-school activities, and classroom teaching learning activities in relation to science achievement of the students was tested via linear structural modelling. The data come from the Student Assessment Program--2002 conducted by the Ministry of National Education in Turkey. The results obtained in a sample of 29,911 students indicated that there were positive relationships between the socio-economic status of the students and teacher-centred activities in the classroom with science achievement. On the other hand, student-centred activities did not contribute to explain achievement measures positively. There is a need to scrutinise the quality of student-centred activities in Turkey. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey