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Demir, Selcuk Besir; Pismek, Nuray – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
In today's educational landscape, social studies classes are characterized by controversial issues (CIs) that teachers handle differently using various ideologies. These CIs have become more and more popular, particularly in heterogeneous communities. The actual classroom practices for teaching social studies courses are unclear in the context of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ideology, Teaching Methods
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Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study aims to determine the geographical discourse that occurs in the personal histories of adults aged 75 years and older and how they interpret and use them. We conducted interviews with elderly persons living in Çemisgezek (Chemishkezek), a village established along the Karasu River, a branch of the Euphrates River. Expert opinions were…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Qualitative Research, Human Geography, Older Adults
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Nur, Imray; Aktas-Arnas, Yasare; Abbak, Burcu Sultan; Kale, Mustafa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This research aims to investigate the contributions of Turkish pre-school children's levels of positive/ conflicting relationships with their mothers and close/conflicting relationships with their teachers in predicting their adjustment to school. The sample of the study consists of 190 six-year-old children attending public pre-schools in Adana…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Mothers, Children, Parent Child Relationship
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Bozkur, B. Ümit; Erim, Ali; Çelik-Demiray, Pinar – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This research investigates the effect of individual voice training on pre-service Turkish language teachers' speaking skills. The main claim in this research is that teachers' most significant teaching instrument is their voice and it needs to be trained. The research was based on the convergent parallel mixed method. The quantitative part was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Aslan, Aydin; Zhu, Chang – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The objective of this study is to investigate the factors influencing the integration of ICT of starting teachers in lower secondary schools in the Turkish context. Both quantitative and qualitative research was implemented for this objective. The participants were selected according to a stratified two-stage sampling design. That is, they were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Secondary School Teachers
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Ozan, Ceyhun; Kincal, Remzi Y. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of formative assessment practices on students' academic achievement, attitudes toward lessons, and self-regulation skills in the fifth-grade social studies class. Mixed method research was used to conduct the study. The research group consisted of 45 students in the fifth grade of a secondary…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Anil, Özgür; Batdi, Veli; Küçüközer, Hüseyin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Using meta-analysis, this study examines the effect of computer-supported education on students' attitudes and determines the degree to which the effect size obtained by combining the effect sizes of various studies differs, in terms of educational level, course subjects and application duration. Based on the inclusion criteria, a total of 32…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Meta Analysis
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Bilgi, Arzu Doganay; Özmen, E. Rüya – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study investigates the effectiveness of Modified Multi-Component Cognitive Strategy Instruction (MMCSI) on expository text comprehension skills of students with mild intellectual disability (ID). Three students participated from inclusion classes of three different secondary schools in Turkey. The study was conducted using a multiple probe…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Mild Intellectual Disability, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Ra, Jongmin; Rhee, Ki Jong – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
A fundamental challenge to understanding effects of foreign language anxiety on the foreign language learning lies in implementing reliable and valid measures. Considering importance of measurement bias and widespread usage of the foreign language classroom anxiety scale (FLCAS) in education, the aim of the current study was to detect differential…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Teng, Feng – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The relationships between knowledge and regulation of cognition and how they interact to mediate the effects of task-induced involvement load on word learning and confidence judgments were investigated. The participants were 77 undergraduate English majors. They were required to complete a checklist on metacognition. Subsequently, they were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Metacognition, Questionnaires
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Kurtuldu, M. Kayhan; Bulut, Damla – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable scale to determine students' levels of self-efficacy toward piano lessons. The sample consisted of 456 university-level piano students enrolled in Music Education programs. Experts in language and the field of music were consulted to establish content validity of the items included in the scalar…
Descriptors: Music Education, Test Construction, Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures
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Sesen, Harun; Tabak, Akif; Arli, Ozgur – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study explores the consequences of self-leadership on job satisfaction, organizational commitment and innovative behaviors of teachers. For this purpose, a field study was conducted with the data gathered from 440 primary school teachers who work in different cities. To test the research hypotheses, correlation and regression analysis were…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Elementary School Teachers, Leadership Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction
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Simsek, Meliha R.; Dündar, Esin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The transformation of coursebook publishing into an industrial giant has brought about variety, choice, and difficulty of decision making. As coursebook selection profoundly influences the quality of foreign language instruction in Turkey, it is essential to investigate what kind of instruments are used, which method is followed, what criteria are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Trend Analysis
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Sagnak, Mesut – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating effects of ethical culture and psychological safety on the relationship between ethical leadership and teachers' voice behavior. The sample consists of 342 teachers randomly selected from 25 primary and secondary schools. Four different instruments are used in this study. The scales have…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Safety
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Dilmaç, Bülent – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this research is to present the relationship of teenagers' values with their levels of cyberbullying and hopelessness, as well as to test the created model in terms of these relations. This research analyzes the predictive relationships among adolescents' values, cyberbullying, and hopelessness through the program AMOS 19 in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Psychological Patterns, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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