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e-International Journal of Educational Research
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ISSN (Print) 1309-6265 - ISSN (Online) 1309-6265
Published by DergiPark Homepage  [107 journals]
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Erdal Toprakcı
      Abstract: EditorialWith the first number of 2018 year we are togetherwith you. Our journal has been published for eight years. It was neverinterrupted. The quality of our journal has increased day by day There is nodoubt that the most important factor in this success is the contributions ofour authors and the referees. The contents in this number of our journal are asfollows: First, there is a study under the title of “Determining Teachers’Opinions towards the Integration of Interactive Boards into Teaching: TrabzonSample” by Ayvacı, Özbek and Sevim. Theywere concluded that teachers mentioned technical problems such as system error,slowing, sound and image problems; internet problems such as internetconnection; in-service training such as lack of seminar and the ability ofusing interactive boards and classroom management problems about challenges ofusing interactive boards. Second, there is a study under the title of “Evaluationof Revised 9th Grade Chemistry Curriculum According to Teachers’ View” by İzci and Eroğlu. They have determined thatteachers have positive opinion about chemistry curriculum but they have someproblem about especially inadequacy of course time, lack of resources, the lowlevel of student success, redundancy of some issues in curriculum etc. Third,there is a study under the title of “The Effect of Activities Conducted in out-of-SchoolLearning Environments on Students’ Opinions about Socio-scientific Issues:Organ Donation and Genetically Modified Organisms” by Topaloğlu and Kıyıcı. They found that most students considered theGMOs as harmful as they caused a variety of health problems and other issues inliving beings before and after their implementation in the TUBITAK Marmararesearch center, and the products lost their natural status. Fourth, there is astudy under the title of “A Qualitative Research on Ideal Parents” by Babaoğlan, Çelik and Nalbant. Theresearchers concluded that teachers expect parents to be interested in theirchildren, to follow their children, to support and value their children, tomeet the needs of their children, to support their homework, to understandtheir children, to fulfill their responsibilities, to communicate with theirchildren and to deal with their problems. Fifth, there is a study under thetitle of “Children’s MentalModels about the Shape of the Earth and Day-Night Concepts” by Özgül, Akman andSaçkes. They determined that all of the children had synthetic mental modelsregarding the shape of Earth and the day-night concepts and that the majorityof the sample held flattened Earth model. Finally, there is a study under thetitle of “Perceptions ofTeacher Candidates Attending Pedagogical Formation Courses Regarding theEducational Inspectors: A Metaphorical Study” by Şahin and Sabancı. They found thatthe participants tend to have positive perceptions more than negative relatedto education inspectors. I thank to the journal employees, authors, reviewersand all the others who have contributed to the preparation process of thisissue. And, I hope that the New Year brings a civil peace to our country andthe world. Together to many more times...  Prof.Dr. Erdal Toprakçı
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • The Effect of Activities Conducted in Out-Of-School Learning Environments
           on Students’ Opinions about Socio-scientific Issues: Organ Donation and
           Genetically Modified Organisms

    • Authors: melike yavuz topaloğlu; Fatime Balkan Kıyıcı
      Abstract: This study aims to determine the opinions of theseventh grade students the activities related to organ donation and GMOs withinout-of-school learning environments.This descriptive study was conducted withtwenty-one seventh grade students attending a middle school during 2014-2015academic year.During the research process, two field trips were organized todialysis center and TUBITAK Marmara research center. Research data was obtainedwith open ended questionnaire were applied to students before and after thefield trip. The data were analyzed with content analysis method.The studyconcluded that most students considered the GMOs as harmful as they caused avariety of health problems and other issues in living beings before and aftertheir implementation in the TUBITAK Marmara research center, and the productslost their natural status. Moreover, it was observed that the number of the studentswho considered the GMOs as beneficial increased dramatically after theimplementation. The students had positive opinions about organ donation beforeand after their visits to the dialysis center for the vital dimensions (e.g.provision of a quality living, saving lives and a large number of peoplewaiting for organs).
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Perceptions of Teacher Candidates Attending Pedagogical Formation Courses
           Regarding the Educational Inspectors: A Metaphorical Study

    • Authors: AHMET ŞAHİN; Ali SABANCI
      Abstract: The purpose of this research is to seek the ideas of students of thepedagogical formation courses about education inspectors. The research wasdesigned in phenomenological design, which is a qualitative method. As datacollecting technique, metaphorical use of the participants was referred to. Inanalysing the data, inductive content analysis technique was used to identifymetaphorical language. Working group were determined using convenience samplingtechnique which is one of purposeful sampling method.  As a result, theparticipants tend to have positive perceptions more than negative. Part of thepositive perceptions pointed out to determine the objective current state andfocus on correction of the behaviours more than encouraging creativeness andproviding development. It can be asserted that the perceptions show thatinspectors and inspection tend to focus on transactional frame of referencemore than being innovative, creative and developmental. Most of the negative perceptions were stated using living organisms andthings which cause to provoke emotions including fear and anxiety or evenviolence in our physical, cultural, social environment.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Children’s Mental Models about the Shape of the Earth and Day-Night

    • Authors: sinem güçhan özgül; Berrin Akman, Mesut Saçkes
      Abstract: This study aimed to investigate 60-72 months oldchildren’s mental models about the shape of the Earth and day-night concepts. Thesample of the study consisted of 56 children (31 girls, 25 boys) aged between60-72 months attending the kindergarten in a city center located in theNorthwestern part of Turkey. Within the aim of this study, the data obtained fromqualitative and quantitative data collection tools were analyzed and discussedtogether and quantitatively within the framework of embedded mixed methodapproach. Data collection tools of this study were “Earth-2” and “Earth andDay-Night Concepts Interview Protocol”. The findings of the study, demonstrated that all ofthe children had synthetic mental models regarding the shape of Earth and theday-night concepts. Findings about the shape of the Earth showed that themajority of the sample held flattened Earth model. Moreover, some children heldring Earth model which was also observed studies conducted in similar culturesand nearby geographies. Findings about the day and night cycle showed that asignificant majority of children attributed day and night cycle to themovements of Sun and the limited number of children related it with theGod.  
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Determining Teachers’ Opinions towards the Integration of Interactive
           Boards into Teaching: Trabzon Sample

    • Authors: Prof. Dr. Hakan Şevki AYVACI; Arş. Gör. Dilek ÖZBEK, Doç. Dr. Serkan SEVİM
      Abstract: In recent years,integration of technology into education in Turkey has gained importance andsignificant investments have made to rearrange the educaitonal institutions’infrastructure in order to adapt technology. Along with that, all teachers needto equip their classrooms with interactive boards to support their lessons withIT eqiupments. In order to generalize the actively using of interactive boards inclassrooms, teachers’ troubles and needs should be determined. In this case,the purpose of this study is to investigate the science teachers’ opinionstowards interactive boards. The study group of this research consists of 20science teachers who claimed to use interactive boards actively in theirclassroom practices.  The data obtainedfrom the analysis of the conducted interviews to determine the opinions ofteachers’ common subjects used with interactive boards, purposes of usinginteractive boards, students’ attitudes towards interactive boards, benefits ofusing interactive boards, challenges of using interactive boards andsuggestions towards using interactive boards.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • A Qualitative Research on Ideal Parents

    • Authors: Emine Babaoğlan; Ejder Çelik, Aygül Nalbant
      Abstract: The aim of thisresearch is to reveal the ideal parent profile - the ideal parent qualitiesfrom the point of view of the teachers who are most interested and carefulafter the parents of the students. The research has been conducted withteachers who have been working for at least three years. For the researchIn-depth interviews were conducted face-to-face with 50 teachers working inYozgat. Teachers were asked about their age, gender and educational level. Inaddition, the following question was asked to the teachers as a researchquestion: How should a parent be' Describe how you would like a parent bygiving examples. Data were analyzed by content analysis and the findings of theresearch are presented as item and in table with frequencies. In this study,the ideal parent expectations of the teachers were gathered in parent-childrenrelationship, teacher-parent relationship, parental competence and school-parentrelationship. Teachers expect parents to be interested in their children, tofollow their children, to support and value their children, to meet the needsof their children, to support their homework, to understand their children, tofulfill their responsibilities, to communicate with their children and to dealwith their problems. 
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Evaluation of Revised 9th Grade Chemistry Curriculum According to
           Teachers’ View

    • Authors: Eyüp İZCİ; Mehmet EROĞLU
      Abstract: The purpose of thisstudy is to evaluate 9th grade chemistry curriculum, revised in2013, according to teachers’ view. The study was designed in a qualitativeapproach and “phonemonology” was used as the research method. The study wascarried out with 15 chemistry teachers who work in high school in city ofMalatya and Elazig, in Turkey. The sample of the study is selected appropriatefor maximum variation sampling. Semi-structured interview was used as a datacollection method. Qualitative data was analyzed by using “descriptiveanalysis” method. In the descriptive analysis, teachers' views in relation todimensions of the curriculum(objectives, content, teaching-learning process,and evaluation) were investigated as positive and negative categories. Resultsof the study indicate that teachers have positive opinion about chemistrycurriculum but they have some problem about especially inadequacy of coursetime, lack of resources, the low level of student success, redundancy of someissues in curriculum etc. Teachers suggest increasing the course time and theelimination of infrastructure problems. The results obtained from this studyconsisted with results of other studies in the related literature. Gettingsimilar results in different researches related to different chemistrycurriculum indicates that there are problems related to process of curriculumdevelopment and curriculum evaluation of chemistry lesson. But this might bedue to the fact that the teachers did not know the curriculum sufficiently ormight be caused by incompatibility between teacher competencies and curriculum.Practical recommendations in regard to 9th chemistry curriculum wereprovided at the end of the study.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
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