Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1957

Table of Content: 23 April; 8(8)

April 2013

Metaphors developed by high-school students towards the concept of “flood”

  The aim of this research is to define and explain how high school students in Turkey perceive the concept of “Flood”. The study was completed by 413 high-school students who were studying in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade classes within the 2011 to 2012 academic years. Students were responsible for completing the statement, “Flood is like ..................., because ...............”....

Author(s): Yusuf KILINÇ

April 2013

Analysis of narrative texts in secondary school textbooks in terms of values education

  Texts have a crucial place in language education and probably they are the most important means of education. Students at the primary and secondary education ages mostly read narrative texts like short stories, poems and fictional books. This study attempts to assess value transfer in narrative texts at the secondary education textbooks. Our study tries to determine whether narrative texts in Turkish...

Author(s): Muhammed Eyyüp SALLABAÅž

April 2013

The role of positive emotion towards work as a mediator in the relationship between organizational responsiveness towards teachers and isolation in professional life

  This study was performed for the purpose of determining the mediator role of positive emotion towards work within the relationship between organizational responsiveness towards teachers in schools and social isolation in professional life, based on teacher opinions. The study was designed using a relational survey model. The study group was made up of 266 primary school teachers working in the city of...

Author(s): Aynur B. BOSTANCI

April 2013

The relationship among computer self-efficacy scores, demographic characteristics, and grades in computer courses of students at the school of physical education and sports

  Computers have become a part of every area of human life, and are often used in the field of education. Becoming self-confident with regard to computer use can therefore make individuals’ lives particularly the lives of university students substantially easier. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the computer self-efficacy belief (CSEB) level of students in the School of Physical Education and...

Author(s): Serap Colak

April 2013

Student evaluation of lecture and teaching effectiveness in higher education

  As good teachers may have great influence on positive outcomes of students, educational systems should provide feedback about their professional performances in any way. Otherwise, not only do teachers fail but the system fails. It is claimed that students have some reasons while they are evaluating the lecture and teaching. This study was conducted to discover what students’ reasons are while...

Author(s): Kenan Özcan

April 2013

Science diary of a gifted student

  Learning processes of individuals in the education system have certain standards. Each individual is educated under the same conditions. Individual differences in the educational process are not taken into account in Turkey. These learning conditions do not vary from person to person. In this study, the lecture notes of a gifted student in (his) science classes are examined. The student was encouraged to keep...

Author(s): Murat GENÇ

April 2013

Games and sports preferences of children

  The Turkish educational system entered into the process of a compulsory 12 years of school education starting from the 2012-2013 academic year. In this process, the name of the physical education lesson has been changed to “games and physical activities” in the primary schools that offer education for 4 years. The aim of the present study is to determine the game and sports preferences of the...

Author(s): Sinan Ayan

April 2013

Opinions of Turkish language and literature teachers on the curriculum of Turkish literature course based on the constructivist learning theory

  The main objective of this study is to collect the opinions of Turkish Language and Literature teachers at secondary schools about the Curriculum of the Turkish Literature Course based on the constructivist learning theory. To this end, the descriptive method was employed to collect teacher opinions. Structured interview was used as a data collection tool. Since the majority of teachers were not willing to...

Author(s): Cahit EPÇAÇAN

April 2013

Academic motivation of the first-year university students and the self- determination theory

  The Self Determination Theory has identified various types of motivation along a continuum from weakest to strongest. Yet, until recently, no reliable method existed to measure accurately the strength of motivation along this continuum. Vallerand et al. (1992) developed the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) to measure the validity of the Self Determination Theory in education. This theory identifies three...

Author(s): Yaman KöseoÄŸlu

April 2013

The relationship between forgiveness and humility: A case study for university students

  The purpose of this research is to examine the relationships between humility and forgivingness. The participants were 346 university students. The Heartland Forgiveness Scale and Humility Scale were used as measures. Humility has four dimensions; openness, self-forgetfulness, modest self-assessment, focus on others. The relationships between forgiveness and humility were investigated using correlation...

Author(s): Mehmet Çardak

April 2013

Measuring teachers’ competencies in constructing classroom-based tests in Nigerian secondary schools: Need for a test construction skill inventory

  Classroom-based achievement tests have been extensively used in Nigerian secondary schools especially after the introduction of continuous assessment in 1985. These achievement tests have been criticized by over the years for lack of proper psychometric properties of a test.  These views bother on teachers’ possession or non possession of competencies in test construction skills.  This study...

Author(s): Ngozi N. Agu, Chika Onyekuba and Aloysius C. Anyichie

April 2013

The effects of performance assessment approach on democratic attitude of students

  The aim of the research is to analyze the effects of performance assessment approach on democratic attitude of students. The research model is an experimental design with pretest-posttest control groups. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques are used for gathering of data in this research.  46 students participated in this research, with 23 of them in the control group and the remaining 23 in the...

Author(s): Elvan YALÇINKAYA