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Yurtseven, Nihal; Altun, Sertel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Concepts such as teachers' professional development and students' achievement act as the driving force for the development of each in a causal relationship in EFL teaching, as in many other disciplines. The purpose of this study is to investigate the change Understanding by Design (UbD) made on teachers' professional development and students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Faculty Development
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Yalçin, Mikail; Bektas, Fatih; Öztekin, Özge; Karadag, Engin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to reveal the factors that affect the identification of research problems in educational administration studies. The study was designed using the case study method. Criterion sampling was used to determine the work group; the criterion used to select the participants was that of having a study in the field of…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Performance Factors, Identification, Educational Administration
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Ada, Sibel; Tanberkan Suna, Hande; Elkonca, Fuat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The general purpose of this study is to determine the views of academicians, school administrators, and teachers regarding the effects that can emerge from the use of e-portfolios as alongside the central joint exam in the transition from elementary education to secondary education. This research is a case study type from among the qualitative…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Ozcan, Kenan; Karatas, Ibrahim Hakan; Caglar, Çaglar; Polat, Murat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The main purpose of this study is to determine how power usage styles of administrators of faculties of education influence the organizational culture in their respective faculties in Turkey. Using the phenomenological method, a qualitative research method, researchers studied a group comprised of 20 academics from 7 different colleges of…
Descriptors: Administrators, Leadership Styles, Organizational Culture, Schools of Education
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Akmansoy, Vesile; Kartal, Sadik – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Discussions have arisen regarding the application of the new paradigms of chaos theory to social sciences as compared to physical sciences. This study examines what role chaos theory has within the education process and what effect it has by describing the views of university faculty regarding chaos and education. The participants in this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Erguvan, Deniz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study examined the effects of foundation universities on the higher education system of Turkey through perceptions of academic staff in state and foundation universities. In this qualitative research, 15 members of academic staff were interviewed for their perceptions regarding a variety of issues about foundation universities. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Memduhoglu, Hasan Basri – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study is to determine the views of teachers, administrators, supervisors and lecturers that are experts in their fields as people having roles in education regarding the aim, structure, process, strong sides and main problems of the education supervision in Turkey. In this research, the scanning model research was employed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Content Analysis
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Ozen Kutanis, Rana; Tunc, Tulin; Tunc, Murat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this study, it was aimed to explore whether a single-step examination is adequate for ranking the medical graduates for specialty training in medicine which is practically similar to doctoral training (PhD) in other disciplines. For this purpose, a semi- structured interview-based qualitative research was carried out at a university medical…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Qualitative Research, Trainees, Competitive Selection
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Yaman, Erkan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The present research aimed to investigate non-ethical behaviors and mobbing to which academic staff in universities are subjected. Twelve academic staff who were subjected to mobbing in universities in Turkey were interviewed. The research was formed in a qualitative design. Results show that the metaphors that the instructors use to liken their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes