Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2008

Table of Content: 23 September, 2015; 10(18)

September 2015

Parents-perceived and self-perceived anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by a series of deficits in social interaction and communication and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped behavior patterns. In addition, a high percentage of ADS is associated with anxiety disorders. The goal of this study is to assess the perception of anxiety in a group of children and adolescents with ASD and the anxiety their parents think their children have,...

Author(s): María Olga Escandell Bermúdez, José Juan Castro Sánchez, María del Sol and Fortea Sevilla

September 2015

Preschool children's skills in solving mathematical word problems

This study aims to investigate the mathematical word problem-solving skills of preschool children 5-6 ages.  To achieve this objective, the data were collected in four preschools (n=162). A mathematical word problem test was used as data collection tools. In this study, it was found that the children’s skills at solving mathematical word problems based on addition and subtraction were at a medium level. In...

Author(s): Perihan Dinc ARTUT

September 2015

Examining Social Studies and science and technology preservice tearchers’ epistemological beliefs regarding different variables

The purpose of this study is to determine epistemological beliefs of pre-service teachers who attend social studies and science and technology teaching programs; and to investigate how these beliefs varies regarding grade level, gender and departments. The sample of the study is composed of 300 social studies, 260 science and technology pre-service teachers who attended Ataturk University Kazım Karabekir Education...

Author(s): Yavuz Topkaya

September 2015

Pre-service music teachers' piano performance self-efficacy belief inversely related to musical performance anxiety levels

Many factors affect piano performance, including students’ self-confidence and self-efficacy about playing an instrument. This study assessed piano performance self-efficacy beliefs in pre-service music teachers studying at the music education department of education faculty of Uludag University to a certain relationships between the strength of their self-efficacy and music performance anxiety. For this purpose,...

Author(s): Hatice Onuray EÄŸilmez

September 2015

Schema-based text comprehension

Schema is one of the most common terms used for classifying and constructing knowledge. Therefore, a schema is a pre-planned set of concepts. It usually contains social information and is used to represent chain of events, perceptions, situations, relationships and even objects. For example, Kant initially defines the idea of schema as some natural structures that enable us to comprehend nature. According to the...

Author(s): Ferhat Ensar

September 2015

The relationship between self-confidence and learning Turkish as a foreign language

The purpose of this study is to identify whether there is a relationship between learning Turkish as a foreign language, and to what extent, if there is such a relationship. A screening model was used in this qualitative research study. Finding out the existence of a relationship between the subjects’ self-confidence, and their success in learning Turkish as a foreign language was aimed without modifying or...

Author(s): Hayrettin TUNÇEL

September 2015

How six sigma methodology improved doctors’ performance

Six Sigma methodology was used in a District General Hospital to assess the effect of the introduction of an educational programme to limit unnecessary admissions. The performance of the doctors involved in the programme was assessed. Ishikawa Fishbone and 5 S’s were initially used and Pareto analysis of their findings was performed. The results were analysed and it was found that it was favouring the use of this...

Author(s): George Zafiropoulos

September 2015

A development of participation of primary school students in conservation of school environments

This study aimed to investigate and compare knowledge, attitudes and participating behaviors of students who participated in a training session. A training manual based on the participatory process was used. The sample consisted of 30 grade 5 students and 30 grade 6 students using a voluntary sampling technique. Research instruments included 1) a training manual for participation in environmental conservation, 2) a test...

Author(s): Somsak Klongyut, Adisak Singseewo and Paitool Suksringarm

September 2015

A CFBPN artificial neural network model for educational qualitative data analyses: Example of students’ attitudes based on Kellerts’ typologies

In this study, artificial neural networks are suggested as a model that can be ‘trained’ to yield qualitative results out of a huge amount of categorical data. It can be said that this is a new approach applied in educational qualitative data analysis. In this direction, a cascade-forward back-propagation neural network (CFBPN) model was developed to analyze categorical data for determine students’...

Author(s): Nurettin Yorek and Ilker Ugulu