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Aktepe, Vedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of the love of nature performance task on the opinions and attitudes of 4th grade primary school students at the Science and Art center towards their value of love of nature. The mixed method was used by means of both quantitative and qualitative research models. The experimental group…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 4, Scientific Attitudes
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Karadag, Ruhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to explore pre-service teachers' perceptions on the use of game-based learning in a Primary Reading and Writing Instruction Course. A mixed method research was used in the study. Participants were composed of a total of 189 pre-service teachers taking the Primary Reading and Writing Instruction course during the fall term…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Games
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Basar, Ufuk; Sigri, Ünsal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This research aims to discover the effects of teachers' organizational justice perceptions on intention to quit as well as the mediation role of teachers' organizational identification in this process. Interactions between research variables were measured using structural equation models. The sample used comprised teachers working at primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Organizational Culture, Justice
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Argon, Turkan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The current study aims to identify teacher and administrator views regarding primary school principals' accountability. The case study model, a qualitative research method, was adopted in the study using the holistic single-case design. The working group was composed of a total of 56 individuals, 42 teachers and 14 administrators (11 principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Kalayci, Nurdan; Hayirsever, Fahriye – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Gender equality has been explained as both the equal treatment of women and men before the law and women's and men's equal usage of resources, opportunities, and services within the family and society. Today, although the conditions that support gender inequality have relatively decreased, gender discrimination still persists. Gender equality is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Textbooks, Sex Fairness
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Köse, Nilu¨fer Y.; Tanisli, Dilek – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Geometric habits of mind are productive ways of thinking that support learning and using geometric concepts. Identifying primary school teacher candidates' geometric habits of mind is important as they affect the development of their future students' geometric thinking. Therefore, this study attempts to determine primary school teachers' geometric…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Primary Education, Geometric Concepts
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
This paper describes a qualitative inquiry into the experiences of Burmese refugee families with elementary schools in the U.S. and proposes a new perspective for serving the educational needs of refugee children. Data included in-depth interviews with 25 Burmese families in a midsize Midwestern city. Findings from the preliminary analysis…
Descriptors: Refugees, Asians, Family School Relationship, Elementary Schools
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Polat, Elif; Adiguzel, Tufan; Akgun, Ozcan Erkan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
Because there is, currently, no education system for primary school students in grades 1-3 who have specific learning disabilities in Turkey and because such students do not receive sufficient support from face-to-face counseling, a needs analysis was conducted in order to prepare an adaptive, web-assisted learning system according to variables…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
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Kaya, Idris; Hamamci, Zeynep – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
The aim of this study was to develop the scale to assess irrational beliefs of parents and test its psychometric properties. The research sample was comprised of parents whose children were attending primary schools. The results from the factor analysis were used to determine two factors in the scale: Expectations and Perfectionism. To examine the…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Psychometrics
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Seker, Gunes; Topsakal, Cem – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this study, the level of ability to adopt and apply organizational democracy by teachers and administrators in primary schools are examined. The primary schools in Van have been classified in terms of sub, mid and upper socio-economic levels and 486 teachers and 71 administrators who work at the public primary schools which are randomly chosen…
Descriptors: Democracy, Data Collection, Primary Education, Teachers
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Caliskan, Muhittin; Sunbul, Ali Murat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
This study investigated the effects of learning strategies instruction on metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive skills, and achievement. An experimental pre-test/post-test control group design was used in the research. The study was conducted in the 2008-2009 school year on 6th grade students at Orgeneral Tural and Dikmeli Primary Schools located…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Test Results, Primary Education
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Seyihoglu, Aysegul; Kartal, Ayca – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The purpose of this study is to reveal the opinions of teachers on using the mind mapping technique in Life Science and Social Studies lessons. The participants of the study are 20 primary education teachers. In this study, a semi-structured interview technique was used. For content analysis, the themes and codes were defined, based on the views…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Toremen, Fatih; Dos, Izzet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
The aim of this study is to reveal the perceptions of primary school teachers on the concept of inspection with the help of metaphors. The data were obtained from randomly selected students of 20 primary schools in the center of Gaziantep. 418 questionnaires were evaluated. The measurement instrument consisted of 31 metaphors and one open-ended…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Inspection, Teachers, Questionnaires
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Yildiz, Eylem; Akpinar, Ercan; Tatar, Nilgun; Ergin, Omer – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
The purpose of this study is to develop the Metacognition Scale (MS) which is designed for primary school students. The sample of the study consisted of 426 primary school students in Izmir, Turkey. In order to examine the construct validity of the MS, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were performed. For the validity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Metacognition, Factor Analysis
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Demirkaya, Hilmi – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2008
In this study, statements by prospective primary school teachers such as "I think the word global warming ..." or "I think the term global warming means ..." were analyzed by using qualitative phenomenographic research methods. 142 female (48.3%) and 152 male (51.7%) primary school teacher candidates (n = 294) participated in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Research Methodology, Climate, Teachers