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Güler, Nese; Ilhan, Mustafa; Güneyli, Ahmet; Demir, Süleyman – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study evaluates the psychometric properties of three different forms of the Writing Apprehension Test (WAT; Daly & Miller, 1975) through Rasch analysis. For this purpose, the fit statistics and correlation coefficients, and the reliability, separation ratio, and chi-square values for the facets of item and person calculated for the…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Tests
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Kahraman, Hanife; Yilmaz Irmak, Turkan; Basokcu, T. Oguz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Parenting practices are a field in psychology in which numerous studies have been carried out. In western countries, attempts to define the concept operationally have led to the emergence of many scales claiming to test the concept. This study aims at developing a scale to evaluate the parenting practices of parents with schoolchildren and at…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis
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Kiliç, Çigdem – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study examined pre-service primary school teachers' performance in posing problems that require knowledge of problem-solving strategies. Quantitative and qualitative methods were combined. The 120 participants were asked to pose a problem that could be solved by using the find-a-pattern a particular problem-solving strategy. After that,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum
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Akin, Sibel; Calik, Basak; Engin-Demir, Cennet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Promoting active citizenship is seen as invaluable for educational practices in schools particularly in existing social, political, economic, and cultural context of Turkish society. The present study is part of a European Union project that aimed to help students develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to actively participate in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Citizenship, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Savi Çakar, Firdevs; Tagay, Özlem – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This research is a descriptive study based on the testing of a structural model developed by considering the effects of perceived social support and subjective well-being on adolescents' risky behaviors, and the possible mediating role of self-esteem. Participants consisted of 676 high school students attending formal education institutions,…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Social Support Groups, Risk, Health Behavior
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Aksan, Elif; Baki, Adnan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aims to carry out a content analysis determining the general framework of studies related to curriculum. For this purpose, 154 curriculum-related studies carried out in Turkey between 2000 and 2014 were examined in terms of year, sample, method, data collection technique, purpose, and result. The most studies related to curriculum were…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
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Wang, Jingying; An, Guiqing; Ma, Yongjun; Cai, Chun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Scientific epistemology is important issues in the International science education, of which teachers' views of nature of science and scientific inquiry as the two core topics, become the principal part of research, also have an important influence on the theory and practice of science curriculum. The purpose of this study was to investigate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Dönmez, Onur; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kabakçi Yurdakul, Isil; Kuzu, Abdullah; Girgin, Ümit – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Children's ever-increasing and autonomous engagement with the internet exposes them to online risks, especially when parental supervision is limited. Furthermore, media coverage highlighting negative online experiences increases adults' risk perceptions, which in turn jeopardize children's sustainable and beneficial engagement with the internet.…
Descriptors: Risk, Measures (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ho, Sophia Shi-Huei – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore the associations among learning motivation, engagement and outcomes, and the moderating role of various traits in the relationship between deep approaches to learning and outcomes. Based on data from 2,340 students in multiple universities in Taiwan, this study proposes two alternative models, tested by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Learning Motivation, Self Determination
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Koran, Nihan; Avci, Neslihan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigates the behaviours of pre-school teachers working with children aged between 4 and 6 years with regard to their right to participate in classroom activities. In this context, pre-school teacher's negative or positive applications regarding children's participation rights were revealed. Furthermore, preschool teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Participation
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Sert Çibik, Ayse – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The aim of this study is two-fold. Its first aim is to determine science teacher candidates' knowledge (academic success) and misconceptions about electric current and its second aim is to compare these results across participants' year of study and gender. A total of 132 teacher candidates studying in their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years in Gazi…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Firat, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This is an explanatory mixed-method study that analyzes the relationship between the variables of students' self-control and Facebook usage. TIME's online Facebook calculator and the Brief Self-Control Scale are used for data collection. The research participants are 60 students in a department of computer education and instructional technology…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Self Control, Social Media, College Students
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Batdi, Veli – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aimed to compare the High School English Curriculum (HSEC) in accordance with Stufflebeam's context, input, process and product (CIPP) model through multi-analysis. The research includes both quantitative and qualitative aspects. A descriptive analysis was operated through Rasch Measurement Model; SPSS program for the quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, English (Second Language)
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Firat, Mehmet; Altinpulluk, Hakan; Kilinç, Hakan; Büyük, Köksal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The aim of this study is to reveal Open Education related social media usage in Turkey through social network analyses. To this end, the most widely used social media network in Turkey, Facebook, was chosen. All the pages and groups created on Facebook related to Open Education were found. A total of 207 groups and 521 pages were accessed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Erdag, Coskun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Turkey is now on its way to reforming compulsory education and having a more effective and efficient education system by creating more accountable schools. This research has been designed in a causative pattern to discover the effects of external academic performance pressures on school accountability policies and school accountability responses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, School Policy, Path Analysis
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