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Eroglu, Mehmet; Özbek, Ramazan – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
The study aims to examine teachers' participation in professional development (PD) in terms of gender, marital status, seniority, and content area. The causal-comparative model was used in the study. The sample of the study consists of 542 content area teachers working in K-12 schools in Turkey. Personal information form and a professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Participation, Elementary School Teachers
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Sahin, Seyma; Ökmen, Burcu; Kiliç, Abdurrahman – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of the brain-based learning style cycle. In the research, a pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental design without a control group was used. The research study group consisted of sophomore (2nd year) students studying at Duzce University Faculty of Education, Psychological Counseling…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Style, Metacognition, Attitude Measures
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Yilmaz, Salih – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
This research aims to reveal the risk factors that may emerge in schools and how to take precautions based upon the experiences of school administrators. A total of 15 school principals and 22 assistant principals working in kindergarten, primary, secondary and high schools in Turkey participated in this study. Research data were collected with…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Ilke Özten; Aycan Çiçek Saglam – Excellence in Education Journal, 2023
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between dark leadership behaviors of school principals and organizational power distance perceptions of teachers. The study was designed using a survey model. The sample of the study consisted of 686 teachers selected by proportional cluster sampling technique. The Dark Leadership Scale and…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Principals, Power Structure, Teacher Attitudes
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Adiguzel, Oktay Cem; Karagol, Ibrahim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This study aims to analyze the motivation factors of teacher candidates in choosing the teaching profession. The study employed a survey model which was carried out with 543 teacher candidates. The data were collected through the "Factors Influencing Teaching Choice Scale" and were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Motivation, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation)
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Koçak, Gülsen; Tas, Yasemin; Yerdelen, Sundus – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This study examined the predictive effect of students' perceptions of science teacher's autonomy support and classmates' support on their basic psychological needs (i.e., relatedness, autonomy, and competence) in science. 1,018 middle school students from 9 public schools in Turkey completed self-report surveys. Hierarchical multiple regression…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Public Schools, Science Teachers
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Kahraman, Nurcan; Tas, Yasemin; Yerdelen, Sündüs – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
Big-Fish-Little-Pond-Effect (BFLPE) suggests that students form their own self-concept by comparing their abilities to those of their peers. This study aims to examine how students' gender, socioeconomic status, science achievement, and engagement dimensions (motivational and behavioral engagement) predict students' self-concept in science by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Mutlu, Gülçin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
The first purpose of this study was to examine the associations between students' motivational characteristics and their language-specific grit for learning English. Second, this study aimed to investigate how students' language-specific grit and motivational characteristics related to their achievement in English. While examining the presence of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Dündar, Esin; Merç, Ali – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This study aims to reveal the opinions of English teachers, advisors and a member of Curriculum Development Committee of Ministry of National Education about 5th grade English Language Curricula in Turkey. To this end, 100 English teachers were given Curriculum Opinion Scales. Fifteen English teachers, three advisors, and a member of Curriculum…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Demir, Yusuf; Okyar, Hatice – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
This paper reports on a study that intended to (a) reveal the extent of English Foreign Language(EFL) learners' foreign language enjoyment (FLE), their self-efficacy, and willingness to communicate (WTC) in English, and (b) try out a hypothesized model to find out whether FLE, self-efficacy and academic achievement predict learners WTC in English.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Uysal, Derya; Gökçe, Sevgi – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
This study aims to define the motivational and attitudinal features of EFL learners at the outset of the preparatory program from the Socio-Educational Model perspective. Research was conducted via exploratory mixed methods design. First, the quantitative data of the study were obtained via a questionnaire in Turkish, including 19 five-point…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Özdemir, Kübra; Bavli, Bünyamin; Gürol, Mehmet – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
Although the teacher turnover is a known and frequently experienced phenomenon, it is clear literature does not include enough in-depth studies conducted with qualitative designs, especially focusing on instructional dimension. The current study focuses on how teacher turnover was experienced by elementary school teachers, parents and school…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Çankaya, Ibrahim; Saglam, Aycan Çiçek; Tan, Çetin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the opinions of teacher candidates, who were born after 2000 and called Generation Z, about the concept of school autonomy. This quantitative research was conducted according to the descriptive survey model. The data obtained is based on the responses given by teacher candidates to the "School…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Generational Differences, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Dogrucan, Harun; Soybas, Danyal; Sevgi, Sevim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine learning difficulties and misunderstanding in multipliers and factors of middle school students in Kayseri, Turkey. One hundred and seven students from 6th grade and 48 students from 8th grade were selected randomly from three middle schools for the study. A questionnaire, which was developed by the first…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Problems, Misconceptions
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Karatas, Kasim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
In this study, contributions of culturally responsive elementary teachers in the education process are examined. It has been found that having culturally responsive competencies could create positive results in individual, school and societal levels. Within this context, culturally responsive elementary teachers would make a great contribution in…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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