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ERIC Number: EJ1027189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Turkish Primary Students' Perceptions of Geography
Senyurt, Secil
Journal of Geography, v113 n4 p160-170 2014
This study provides an in-depth investigation of Turkish primary school students' perceptions of geography. Gender differences in students' perceptions of geography were investigated, including definitions of geography and its field of study. The findings showed that "landforms," "our geographical regions/Turkey," "mapwork", and "countries" dominated among students' definitions. Geography topics cited were mainly within the "physical geography" category and mostly those of "landforms" and "cartography". A chi-square test revealed a statistically significant difference between girls and boys in the "Turkey" category and the "history-related issues" category.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey