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Akcanca, Nur; Cerrah Ozsevgec, Lale – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the activities, which are prepared by teaching techniques that support scientific creativity, on the scientific creativity levels of prospective pre-school teachers. In the research, combined design is used, which is one of the mixed research approaches. The study group of the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Scientific Literacy, Science Activities
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Karaman, Ayhan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Recent science education standards emphasize the importance of the instruction of nature of science (NOS) concepts at all levels of schooling from pre-K to K-12. Delivering a proper NOS education to students is excessively dependent on their teachers with an adequate understanding of NOS concepts. The present study investigated the science…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Curriculum, Elementary School Curriculum
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Onder, Alev; Ilci Kusmus, Gulsen; Cengiz, Ozge – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to discover childhood fears of 60-72-month-old children through the opinions of preschool children, preschool teachers and mothers. Study group of the investigation consists of 52 participants; 18 children aged 60-72 months, 16 teachers and 18 mothers with preschool children, in Istanbul. An "Interview Form"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Mothers
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Okyay, Ozlem; Kandir, Adalet – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to review the impact of the interactive story reading method on 48-72 month children's vocabulary based on receptive and expressive language. The study group is 52 children in the 48-72 months age group at the nurseries of primary schools at Ankara province. The research employed a combined pattern analyzing both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Expressive Language, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups
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Ekici, Fatma Yasar – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The main objective of this study is to examine the attitudes of preschool teacher candidates and teacher candidates in other branches towards scientific research in terms of some variables. Survey method was used. The study group consists of 547 teacher candidates studying in education faculty of a private university in the spring term of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures
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Osei, Aboagye Michael; Liang, Qing Jing; Natalia, Ihnatushchenko; Stephen, Mensah Abrampah – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Although wealth of empirical researches have covered the impact of crucial, indispensable role reading skills play in the development of individuals' mental faculties through the acquisition of knowledge in a particular language, scientific works on the assessment of the relationship(s) between pre-reading activities (consisting of games, puzzle…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Prereading Experience, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement
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Pekdogan, Serpil; Korkmaz, Halil Ibrahim – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a Creative Drama Based Perception of Self-sufficiency Skills Training Program on 2nd grade bachelor degree students' (who are attending a preschool teacher training program) perception of self-sufficiency. This is a quasi-experimental study. Totally 50 students were equally divided into…
Descriptors: Creativity, Drama, Experimental Groups, Teacher Education Programs
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Dejonckheere, Peter J. N.; de Wit, Nele; van de Keere, Kristof; Vervaet, Stephanie – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study tested and integrated the effects of an inquiry-based didactic method for preschool science in a real practical classroom setting. Four preschool classrooms participated in the experiment (N = 57) and the children were 4-6 years old. In order to assess children's attention for causal events and their understanding at the level of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Play
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Ahi, Berat; Alisinanoglu, Fatma – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The purpose of the research is to evaluate pre-­service preschool teachers' knowledge about environment by analyzing their drawings about it. 70 first grade, 99 second grade, 56 third grade and 44 fourth grade, with a total of 269 students have been evaluated in this research. This qualitative research was made with social structuralism vision.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Concept Teaching, Knowledge Level
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Orçan, Maide – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This study aimed to comparatively examine the self-efficacy and burnout levels of preschool teachers in Turkey and the United States. Of the general screening models, the study uses the relational screening model. A total of 90 teachers participated in the study. 32 of the participants were from the United States and 58 were from Turkey. The…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Burnout, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Dagli, Ümmühan Yesil; Ceylan, Remziye – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This research investigated perceptions, feelings and thoughts of early childhood teachers, working at university campus childcare centers in Turkey, regarding their profession and job. Understanding how they make the meaning of challenges, issues, difficulties, and enjoyment, and then connecting those to their job satisfaction, burnout, and stress…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Child Care