publication . Article . 2008

Needs Assessment Study in Science Education: Sample of Turkey

Z. Ozdilek; M. Ozkan;
Open Access Bulgarian
  • Published: 01 Dec 2008 Journal: Bulgarian Journal of Science and Education Policy (issn: 1313-1958, eissn: 1313-9118, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Sofia
Abstract
A needs assessment process was conducted to determine the difficulties and requirements of a science unit as an example how needs assessment process can be used in science education in Turkey. A 40-item teacher questionnaire containing four dimensions related to a chemistry unit named “Travel to the Inner Structure of Matter” as presented in the current curriculum materials was administered. The questionnaire was completed by 130 elementary school science teachers in order to get their views and suggestions for revising the unit. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was found to be .93 for the questionnaire. Descriptive statistical methods were also used...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Needs assessment, Instructional design, Science education, Matter, Education, L
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