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Yildirim, Halime; Büyüköztürk, Sener – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine whether items from the mathematics section of the 2012 Level Determination Exam indicate item bias according to gender and school type. In particular, the process of item bias has been determined using the Delphi technique and focus group interviews. A two-stage mixed method research has been used for the…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Test Bias, Test Items, Mathematics Education
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Ilter, Ilhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe social studies teachers' perceptions related to their practices in teaching concepts within the context of social studies instruction in order to enhance students' vocabulary development in their classes. The study focuses on how students' breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge is supported by teachers'…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Güler, Nese; Ilhan, Mustafa; Güneyli, Ahmet; Demir, Süleyman – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study evaluates the psychometric properties of three different forms of the Writing Apprehension Test (WAT; Daly & Miller, 1975) through Rasch analysis. For this purpose, the fit statistics and correlation coefficients, and the reliability, separation ratio, and chi-square values for the facets of item and person calculated for the…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Tests
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Ilhan, Mustafa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The aim of this study was to compare the results of many-facet Rasch analyses based on crossed and judge pair designs. The study was conducted with 168 eighth grade students and five judges. The study data were collected using an achievement test with open-ended questions and a holistic rubric that was used to rate the responses. In the data…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Achievement Tests, Scoring Rubrics, Judges
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Erol, Mustafa; Buyuk, Ugur; Tanik Onal, Nagihan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The inadequacy of experimental activities (or lack of equipment) in science courses in rural parts of Turkey negatively effects students' acquisition of scientific thinking and inquiry skills. The fact that success rates are notably low in international assessments demonstrates the necessity to adopt "different" approaches apart from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Rural Youth, Rural Schools
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Zembat, Ismail Özgür; Aslan, Mustafa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to investigate the nature of different mathematics teaching modes (prescriptions) that guide prospective teachers during their instruction. The participants were 24 junior prospective middle school mathematics teachers (19 females and 5 males) who were attending a mathematics methods course at a private university in central…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers
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Karaçam, Sedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The aim of this study is to examine primary school students' scientist-image stereotypes by considering the relationships among indicators. A total of 877 students attending Grades 6 and 7 in Düzce, Turkey participated in this study. The Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST) was implemented during the 2013-2014 academic year to determine students' images…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Atasoy, Arzu; Temizkan, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Developed to evaluate secondary school students' writing fluency skills, this study is descriptive in nature and uses a mixed method approach. During the research, the researcher attempted to identify students' abilities to write in terms of quantity and complexity, on the one hand, and also attempted to identify findings on accuracy, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
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Börkan, Bengü; Bakis, Ozan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to discuss student and school factors, including cross level interaction, that cause inequalities in seven and eighth grade students' achievement in Turkish context by using national achievement test scores with a multi-level statistical approach. Our results are in line with most other studies with similar purpose.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Altintas, Esra; Ozdemir, Ahmet S. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to evaluate a differentiation approach that was recently developed to teach mathematics to gifted middle school students in terms of its practice by teachers by studying the effect of the approach on achievement among both gifted and non-gifted students. From mixed research methods, the study used an explanatory design. It was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Mathematics
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Yucel, Elif Ozata; Ozkan, Muhlis – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to develop an instructional design whereby ecosystem, biodiversity, and environmental issues are addressed with a holistic approach that provides more efficient teaching as well as to test the effectiveness of this design. A literature review was carried out and need-assessment was firstly made using the Readiness Test. This review…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Holistic Approach, Quasiexperimental Design
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Sulku, Seher Nur; Abdioglu, Zehra – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study investigates the factors influencing the success of students in primary schools in Turkey. TIMSS 2011 data for Turkey, measuring the success of eighth-grade students in the field of mathematics, were used in an econometric analysis, performed using classical linear regression models. Two hundred thirty-nine schools participated in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement
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Guvenc, Hulya – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate relationships between students' engagement versus disaffection and their perceptions of teachers' motivational support styles. To do this a hypothesized structural model specifying the direct relationships of students' engagement and their perceptions of teachers' motivational support is used. The model,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Teachers
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Seckin Kapucu, Munise; Cakmakci, Gultekin; Aydogdu, Cemil – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This quasi-experimental study aims to investigate the documentary films' influence on 8th grade students' nature of science views. The study's participants were 113 8th grade students from two different schools taught by two different teachers. The study was completed over a 6-week period, during which topics related to "Cell Division and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design, Science Education, Documentaries
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Eraslan, Ali; Kant, Sinem – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Mathematics teachers have recently begun to stress the need for teaching models and modeling approaches that encompass cognitive and meta-cognitive thought processes for every level of schooling, starting from primary school through to higher education. The objective of this study is to examine modeling processes with the help of modeling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Models, Mathematics Activities
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