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Ozer, Eren; Sezer, Renan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study offers a comparative analysis of questions found in Turkish, Singaporean, and American mathematics textbooks and workbooks based on topics covered in the 8th grade mathematics curriculum in Turkey. To this end, the study utilizes the 3-dimensional framework developed by Li. When the questions in the textbooks and workbooks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Materials, Textbook Content
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Merey, Zihni; Kus, Zafer; Karatekin, Kadir – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study is to compare the social studies teaching curricula of Turkey and the United States in terms of values education. The study is a model case study that relies upon one of the qualitative research methods. The data come from the elementary social studies curricula of both countries through the documents analysis method. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Democratic Values, Social Studies, Foreign Countries
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Merey, Zihni – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
Social studies classes educate students as citizens who are expected to adopt democratic values and apply their information and richness to their life. Social studies classes are the ones that include human rights education in the first place. The purpose of this study is to make a comparison of inclusion levels of children's rights issues in…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Democratic Values, Social Studies, Foreign Countries
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Erbas, Ayhan Kursat; Alacaci, Cengiz; Bulut, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare 6th grade Turkish, Singapore, and American mathematics textbooks in terms of certain features of textbook design. Textbooks were compared based on their visual design, text density, internal organization, weights of curriculum strands, topics covered, and content presentation. The results revealed varied…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 6