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Çirak Kurt, Sevilay; Yildirim, Ibrahim – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to reveal the students' perceptions on blended learning through the Q method. The originality of the research stems from determining whether the students have a general tendency towards the blended learning process and evaluating the whole process through identifying its prominent components. The research data was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Q Methodology, Integrated Learning Systems
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Keskin, Özge; Çorlu, M. Spencer; Ayas, Alipasa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Teachers' further success in and commitment to their profession are shaped by their experiences in the early years of their careers. Being aware of the challenges that novices face would be helpful for teacher-educators in a way that would support pre-service teachers thoroughly. The goal of the current research is to ascertain the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Zhang, Xiaodong – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study reports how teaching using a systemic functional linguistics (SFL)-based appraisal system impacted English-as- a-foreign-language (EFL) students' reflective practices with text deconstruction and construction. Through qualitative content and discourse analyses of three focal EFL students'reading and writing performance, interviews, and…
Descriptors: Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Fidan, Tuncer; Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Schools operate in an environment heavily influenced by institutional and political factors. While standardizing effects of strict legal regulations and the public education system impose certain structural and professional limitations on schools, political pressures from various interest groups may create gaps between rules and school practices.…
Descriptors: School Administration, Political Influences, School Policy, Educational Practices
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Minibas-Poussard, Jale; Seckin-Celik, Tutku; Bingol, Haluk Baran – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Previous studies investigated relationships between mobbing and increased workplace and interpersonal conflict at institutional settings, social-economic-cultural variables of the work environment, and job content, along with the economic and health outcomes of mobbing. Our mixed method research particularly focuses on mobbing in both public and…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Higher Education, Bullying, Foreign Countries
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Demirci, Ibrahim; Eksi, Halil – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the characteristics and sources of a peaceful and happy life. The research usesthe sequential exploratory design from the mixed research designs. The grounded theory design has been used in the qualitative part of the study. In-depth interviews were performed in the qualitative section with 26…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Ethics, Trust (Psychology)
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Karabiyik, Ceyhun; Mirici, Ismail Hakki – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Current research indicates learning effort to be an important determinant of success in learning, yet the field of education lacks an adequate scale for quantifying foreign language learning effort. The Foreign Language Learning Effort Scale (FLLES) has been developed to measure the effort levels of tertiary-level foreign language learners. Data…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Toraman, Çetin; Karadag, Engin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The aim of this research is to examine the effects of various variables (cognitive flexibility, school achievement, physics course success, gender, popularity, family income level) and communication that occur between students in the problem solving process of the high school students. The research, which was designed according to the mixed…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Discourse Analysis, High School Students, Peer Relationship
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Bayrak, Hatice Uysal; Akman, Berrin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of the "Incredible Years (IY) Child Training Program" on behavioral problems, social competence, and social problem-solving skills. The research was performed using a pretest-posttest experimental design with a control group to determine the effects of the IY program on the level of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Competence
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Molino, Alessandra – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper deals with the use of metadiscourse by Italian university lecturers who teach through the medium of English (EMI, English-Medium Instruction). The objective is to verify whether, irrespective of possible shortcomings in their mastery of the language, lecturers demonstrate sensitivity to the situational demands of the EMI classroom,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, English (Second Language), Metalinguistics
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Bogdanovic, Vesna; Mirovic, Ivana – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Entering the world of academic writing can be a troublesome experience for young researchers, especially for those writing in ESL. In addition to mastering the specific language of their disciplinary community, they also have to adopt an array of metadiscourse features which help them organize their writing and position themselves towards their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse
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Ädel, Annelie – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This article takes the theme of metadiscourse across genres as a point of departure. To illustrate variation in the use of metadiscourse, reflexive uses of second person "you" are examined in different genres and discourse types, all of which represent academic discourse. The material includes university lectures, research articles,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Language Usage, Form Classes (Languages), Discourse Analysis
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Isitan, Sonnur; Saçkes, Mesut; Justice, Laura M.; Logan, Jessica A. R. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of an instrument designed to measure parental practices to support young children's learning and literacy at home (ELLS) and explore the predictive validity of the instrument by examining the associations between the ELLS subscales (basic concepts, phonological awareness, conceptual…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Young Children
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Akbas, Erdem; Hardman, Jan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
From a cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspective, this paper reports on the findings of an exploratory study examining the features of the academic texts produced by three groups of postgraduates: native speakers of Turkish (TL1), English (EL1) and Turkish speakers of English (EL2). To this end, the study involves a microdiscourse analysis…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Discourse, Turkish, Foreign Countries
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