Educational Research and Reviews

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

Table of Content: 23 December 2014; 9(24)

December 2014

Foreign language reading anxiety: Does it really exist?

Recent research on foreign language anxiety appears to support the existence of language skill specific anxiety. The principal goal of the present study is to confirm empirically that foreign language (FL) reading anxiety is a specific anxiety type distinguishable from the more general types of FL anxiety (FLA) in the Turkish EFL context. There is also a need for the deep exploration of the possible sources of reading...

Author(s): Gonca Subaşı

December 2014

A comparison of preservice teachers’ beliefs on education and classroom management

The beliefs held by preservice teachers will affect their classroom perceptions and behaviors. Therefore, understanding these beliefs is necessary to better understand preservice teachers, manage educational reforms successfully, and improving their teaching practice.  From another perspective, understanding the belief structures of preservice teachers is important to improve their professional readiness and...

Author(s): Neşe (Işık) Tertemiz and Levent Okut

December 2014

The impact of dictation practice on Turkish as a foreign language learners’ writing skills

The purpose of this study is to learn about the impact of dictation practice on B1 level Turkish as a foreign language learners’ writing skills. In this study, a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design with control group was used. The study was carried out with 24 B1 level students enrolled in Gaziantep University Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Center (TÖMER). Both experimental and...

Author(s): K. Kaan Büyükikiz

December 2014

The comparison of teaching process of first reading in USA and Turkey

The aim of this study is to compare the teaching process of early reading in the US to in Turkey. This study observes developing early reading of students, their reading miscues, and compares early reading process of students in the US and to early reading process of students in Turkey. This study includes the following research question: What are the similarities and differences between the teaching process of first...

Author(s): Yalçın BAY

December 2014

Analyzing the relationship between learning styles and basic concept knowledge level of kindergarten children

Most basic concepts are acquired during preschool period. There are studies indicating that the basic concept knowledge of children is related to language development, cognitive development, academic achievement and intelligence.  The relationship between learning behaviors (sometime called learning or cognitive styles) and a child academic success is widely recognized.  So, it is supposed that the learning...

Author(s): Gülden Uyanık Balat

December 2014

Reviewing personality compliance level of trainee music teachers in terms of music genres, and some variables

In this study, personality compliance levels are examined according to tonality and tempo variables, which are acquired in consequence of analysis of music genres and pieces to which fine arts faculty, trainee music teachers mostly listen. A total of 31 students participated in the study. Data acquired from Hacettepe Personality Inventory (HPI) were analyzed with the t test for pairs and one way variance analysis...

Author(s): Yuksel Pirgon

December 2014

Challenges of teacher leadership in a Saudi school: Why are teachers not leaders?

Teaching as a legitimate profession where teachers could practice their leadership agency as leaders has been under debate over the last two decades. The support for teachers' inclusion in the development of schools as well as their leadership is numerous and varies. There seems to be a few when it comes to teacher leadership in the Saudi context. Teachers' professional identity as a downgraded profession leads...

Author(s): Saud Mossa Alsalahi 

December 2014

Violence in schools: From the perspective of students, teachers, and mothers

How school violence is perceived by the members of school is of importance because their conceptions might affect their understanding of the reasons and consequently, finding the solutions. The objective of this study is to analyze how students, teachers, and mothers perceive an event of school violence. The study was conducted in high schools with a mid-socioeconomic level in Adana city located in the Southern Region...

Author(s): Filiz YURTAL