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Kartal, Erdogan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study is about artificial neural network modeling of the linguistic challenges encountered by students learning Turkish as a foreign language in universities in France. The study was conducted in four universities where Turkish is taught as an optional foreign language. Sixty-six students whose mother tongues were either Arabic or French…
Descriptors: Turkish, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dogan, Selçuk; Tatik, R. Samil; Yurtseven, Nihal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The main purpose of this study is to adapt and validate the Professional Learning Communities Assessment Revised (PLCA-R) by Olivier, Hipp, and Huffman within the context of Turkish schools. The instrument was translated and adapted to administer to teachers in Turkey. Internal structure of the Turkish version of PLCA-R was investigated by using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Factor Analysis, Measures (Individuals)
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Aypay, Ayse – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aims to develop and test the validity of a model limited to attitude towards the future and subjective well-being for reducing and preventing the school burnout that high school students can experience. The study is designed as a relational screening model conducted over 389 high school students. The data in this study are analyzed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Burnout, Prevention
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Demir, Ergül – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
In this study, the aim was to construct a significant structural measurement model comparing students' affective characteristics with their mathematic achievement. According to this model, the aim was to test the measurement invariances between gender sub-groups hierarchically. This study was conducted as basic and descriptive research. Secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Sahin, Alper; Anil, Duygu – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigates the effects of sample size and test length on item-parameter estimation in test development utilizing three unidimensional dichotomous models of item response theory (IRT). For this purpose, a real language test comprised of 50 items was administered to 6,288 students. Data from this test was used to obtain data sets of…
Descriptors: Test Length, Sample Size, Item Response Theory, Test Construction
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Gürel, Cem; Süzük, Erol – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigates the quality of argumentation developed by a group of pre-service physics teachers' (PSPT) as an indicator of subject matter knowledge on model rocketry physics. The structure of arguments and scientific credibility model was used as a design framework in the study. The inquiry of model rocketry physics was employed in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Space Sciences
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Gökoglu, Seyfullah; Çakiroglu, Ünal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The aim of this case study is to evaluate the effect of mentors on teachers' technology integration process into their classrooms. In integration process, interactions between the mentors and the teachers are implemented in terms of Systems-Based Mentoring Model (SBMM). Mentors' leadership roles were determined and changes in teachers' technology…
Descriptors: Mentors, Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies, Technology Integration
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Sezgin Memnun, Dilek; Aydin, Bünyamin; Özbilen, Ömer; Erdogan, Günes – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The RBC+C abstraction model is an effective model in mathematics education because it gives the opportunity to analyze research data through cognitive actions. For this reason, we aim to examine the abstraction process of the limit knowledge of two volunteer participant students using the RBC+C abstraction model. With this aim, the students'…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Models, Mathematics Education, Recognition (Psychology)
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Sengul Avsar, Asiye; Tavsancil, Ezel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study analysed polytomous items' psychometric properties according to nonparametric item response theory (NIRT) models. Thus, simulated datasets--three different test lengths (10, 20 and 30 items), three sample distributions (normal, right and left skewed) and three samples sizes (100, 250 and 500)--were generated by conducting 20…
Descriptors: Test Items, Psychometrics, Nonparametric Statistics, Item Response Theory
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Eryilmaz, Ali; Mutlu, Tansu – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Counselors should have the counseling skills necessary for making adequate therapeutic progress through counseling sessions. Counselors start learning skills and knowledge for counseling in their undergraduate education. During this critical period, the time, form, and quality of the process of gaining core competencies in counseling differ…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Supervision, Models, Undergraduate Students
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Ho, Sophia Shi-Huei – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore the associations among learning motivation, engagement and outcomes, and the moderating role of various traits in the relationship between deep approaches to learning and outcomes. Based on data from 2,340 students in multiple universities in Taiwan, this study proposes two alternative models, tested by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Learning Motivation, Self Determination
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Erdag, Coskun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Turkey is now on its way to reforming compulsory education and having a more effective and efficient education system by creating more accountable schools. This research has been designed in a causative pattern to discover the effects of external academic performance pressures on school accountability policies and school accountability responses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, School Policy, Path Analysis
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Yerdelen, Sündüs; McCaffrey, Adam; Klassen, Robert M. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study investigated the longitudinal association between students' anxiety and procrastination and the relation of self-efficacy for self-regulation to these constructs. Latent Growth Curve Modeling was used to analyze data gathered from 182 undergraduate students (134 female, 48 male) at 4 times during a semester. Our results showed that…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Time Management, Anxiety, Self Efficacy
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Ho, Sophia Shi-Huei; Peng, Michael Yao-Ping – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Changes in social systems demonstrate that various structural disadvantages have jointly led to increasing competition among higher education institutions (HEIs) in many countries, especially Taiwan. Institutional administrators must recognize the need to understand how to improve performance and consistently outperform other institutions.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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Sezer, Senol – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to reveal school administrators' opinions on frequently changing regulations related to appointments and relocation and to offer a new model. A qualitative research design was employed. The study participants were 20 school principals and 20 vice principals working in the Ordu, Giresun and Trabzon city centres during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Assistant Principals
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