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Güngör, Zühre Yilmaz – Online Submission, 2018
The objective of this study is to detect the effect of using cooperative learning for teaching idioms to first grade students, learning French as a foreign language. The study was carried out on two groups -- experimental group and control group -- during the academic year of 2017-2018 in the lesson "Reading in French". The lesson was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Language Patterns, Second Language Learning
Tavsanli, Omer Faruk; Bulunuz, Mizrap – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of a first grade student's writing at home, school, and university program on her written expression skills. In the research, all the student's writing was on subjects that she was interested in or ones she chose to write about from her lived experiences or familiar events. A case study method was…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Grade 1, Emergent Literacy, Family Programs
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Olkun, Sinan; Altun, Arif; Gocer Sahin, Sakine; Kaya, Galip – Online Submission, 2016
This study reports the psychometric properties of a Basic Number Processing Test (BNPT), which was developed in order to determine elementary school students at risk for Mathematical learning disorder. A total of 478 primary school students were selected from 12 different public schools with an attempt to get a representative sample. The…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
Olkun, Sinan; Altun, Arif; Sahin, Sakine Gocer – Online Submission, 2015
This study tested the hypothesis that subitizing ability may cause achievement differences in mathematics especially for students with mathematics learning disabilities. Students from 1st through 4th grade were applied to curriculum based math achievement tests (MAT). Based on MAT scores, they were divided into four groups as Mathematics Learning…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Ability, Learning Disabilities
Tonga, Deniz – Online Submission, 2014
In this research, the information about democracy, which social studies prospective teachers have, and interpretation of the information sources are aimed. The research was planned as a survey research methodology and the participants were determined with criterion sampling method. The data were collected through developed open-ended questions…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Democracy, Preservice Teachers, Information Sources
Ozsoy, Sibel – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study is to explore primary school children's understandings about the shape of the Earth. The sample is consisted of 124 first-graders from five primary schools located in an urban city of Turkey. The data of the study were collected through children's drawings and semi-structured interviews. Results obtained from the drawings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, Grade 1
Caner, Mustafa; Subasi, Gonca; Kara, Selma – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of the study was to examine whether teacher beliefs would play a role in their actual practices while teaching target language in early phases of primary education, principally, in kindergarten and first grades in a state school. As it is a very broad research area, the researchers exclusively analyzed teaching practices and teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, Video Technology
Simsek, Canan Lacin – Online Submission, 2007
Earthquake, a natural disaster, is among the fundamental problems of many countries. If people know how to protect themselves from earthquake and arrange their life styles in compliance with this, damage they will suffer will reduce to that extent. In particular, a good training regarding earthquake to be received in primary schools is considered…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Interviews
Sahin, Ismet – Online Submission, 2006
The Ministry of National Education in Turkey initiated a new early reading instruction method in 2004. Analytical approach (Whole Language), as defined in the curriculum, was abandoned and phoneme based approach (Phonics) was introduced. This research has a two year longitudinal perspective and aims to collect the opinions of teachers about the…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Early Reading, Reading Tests, Foreign Countries