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TEACHER EDUCATORS’ EVALUATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING PROGRAM: A TURKISH CASE
Aysun Yavuz,Ece Zehir Topkaya
Novitas-ROYAL , 2013,
Abstract: This study explored the perceptions of teacher educators regarding the changes in the English Language Teacher Education Program introduced by the Turkish Higher Education Council (HEC) in 2006. Employing a qualitative design, open-ended questionnaires were administered to 18 lecturers working at five different state universities. The analysis of the data yielded that while teacher educators found some of the changes appropriate, such as the addition of some courses, they raised far more serious concerns with the newprogram regarding the sequence, content, structure, procedure and removal of courses. In addition, the top-down and centralized program restructuring movement, disregarding the opinions, experiences and the practices of the end users of the program, such as teacher educators, teachers and teacher trainees, was also criticized heavily by the participants.
A Contrastive Qualitative Evaluation of Two Different Sequential Programs Launched at the School of Foreign Languages of a Turkish University
U?ur Recep ?etinavc?,Ece Zehir Topkaya
Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry , 2012,
Abstract: In a year-long preparatory English class in a state university in Turkey, students are expected to develop knowledge and skills related to language including grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, writing ,and speaking. In this context students and teachers are challenged in considering how much accuracy should be emphasized in the learning and teaching process, which leads to rethinking and reframing to what extent and how grammar teaching/learning should take place in the language program. Having been challenged with these questions, this paper presents an evaluation of two different regimes of grammar teaching, one that follows its own language content and another that follows the language content of the main course. To determine the value of the programs, the administrator, 5 instructors and 36 students were interviewed with one-on-one and group interview techniques and 6 classroom hours were observed and relevant exam results and attendance records were compared. It was found that the program following the language content of the main course is favored much more strongly as a positive step in the course of producing the desired learning outcomes.
Understanding Tolerance of Ambiguity of EFL Learners in Reading Classes at Tertiary Level
Ismail Hakki ERTEN,Ece ZEHIR TOPKAYA
Novitas-ROYAL , 2009,
Abstract: This study aimed to explore tolerance of ambiguity (AT) of a group of tertiary level Turkish EFL learners at a state university in Turkey. To do this, 188 preparation year students were administered a Second Language Tolerance of Ambiguity Scale with some demographic questions. Statistical analysis indicated students on average have lower tolerance for ambiguity in the process of learning, with female students reporting less tolerance than male students. Students’ AT, their self-perceived success, and strategy training they received correlated significantly. Suggestions for further research and classroom practice are offered in the light of the findings and current literature.
Choosing Teaching as a Career: Motivations of Pre-service English Teachers in Turkey
Ece Zehir Topkaya,Mehmet Sercan Uztosun
Journal of Language Teaching and Research , 2012, DOI: 10.4304/jltr.3.1.126-134
Abstract: This study examined the career motivations of pre-service English teachers at a state university in Turkey. For data collection, an adapted version of the Factors Influencing Teaching Choice Scale was used and 207 pre-service teachers were surveyed. The findings revealed that social utility and intrinsic values of teaching were important career motivations for the participants which were followed by ability related beliefs. Both male and female participants were more intrinsically and socially motivated, while male participants had higher ratings for job security and employment possibilities. There was not a statistical difference between first and fourth graders’ career motivations.
Developing an Attitude Scale towards Mentoring
Ece ZEH?R TOPKAYA,Meltem YALIN
Journal of Theory and Practice in Education , 2005,
Abstract: In this study, an Attitude scale Towards Mentoring (ASTM) was developed. The study was done in 18 primary schools in the city centers of Ayd n and Ankara Provinces. At the first stage, 50 primary school teachers in the city center of Ayd n were asked to report their ideas, feelings about school experience that candidate teachers do in primary schools. Taking the answers as a departure point, a five point graded trial form of 64 items was constructed and 300 trial forms were given to teachers in 18 schools. 212 forms were taken back and out of it 192 were used for analyses. SPSS 9.0 Statistical Program was used to analyze the data. While the trial form had 64 items, after the analysis 34 items not working properly were omitted. Thus the final form of the scale has 30 items. Reliability and validity evidence was obtained for ASTM
Renal Amyloidosis Following Chronic Osteomyelitis in a Patient with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain and Anhidrosis  [PDF]
Sevgi Yavuz, Aydin Ece
Open Journal of Pediatrics (OJPed) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojped.2014.43032
Abstract: Congenital insensitivity to pain and anhidrosis (CIPA) is a rare form of hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy. It is characterized by impaired perception of pain and temperature, anhidrosis and intellectual disability. Self mutilating behaviors lead to accidental injuries. The limb lesions are often infected and frequently progress to chronic osteomyelitis. In pediatrics, amyloidosis usually occurs secondary to chronic inflammatory diseases. The coexistence of amyloidosis and CIPA has not previously been reported in literature. A CIPA case complicated with nephrotic syndrome and renal amyloidosis following chronic osteomyelitis is presented here. This report emphasizes the importance of close follow-up of patients by urine analysis for the risk of developing amyloidosis particularly in the presence of chronic infections.
Sports Branches that Parent Having Different Professions and Educational Backgrounds Prefer Their Children to Take Up
?smail TOPKAYA,?akir SERBES
Journal of Theory and Practice in Education , 2005,
Abstract: In 2003-2004 teaching year the parents of 180 students in 6 primary schools in the city center of Ayd n were asked to report the sport branches they prefer their children to take up. Parents’ professions and educational backgrounds were taken as independent variables and chi-square analysis was done to determine whether the independent variables had an effect on the parents’ choice of sports branches for their children. As a result, it is found out that social characteristics such as having different professions and educational backgrounds cause a significant difference in parents’ preferences of sports branches (p<.05).
Parental Conditional Regard, Subjective Well-Being and Self-Esteem: The Mediating Role of Perfectionism  [PDF]
Ece Mendi, Jale Eldeleklio?lu
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2016.710130
Abstract: The present study investigated the relationship between parental conditional regard, perfectionism, subjective well-being and self-esteem, and the role of perfectionism as a mediator in the relationship between parental conditional regard and both subjective well-being and self-esteem. Using a convenience sampling, 500 Turkish university students (M age = 20.83 years old, SD age = 2.05) completed questionnaires. The results showed positive links between parental conditional regard and perfectionism, negative links between parental conditional regard and both subjective well-being and self-esteem and negative links between perfectionism and both subjective well-being and self-esteem. While perfectionism was a partial mediator between parental conditional regard and self-esteem, perfectionism was not a mediator between parental conditional regard and subjective well-being.
Tak m Y netimi ve Tak m Etkinli ini Belirleyen Fakt rler : Savunma Sanayinde Ar - Ge Yapan Tak mlar üzerinde Bir Saha Ara t rmas = Team Management and the Determinants of Team Effectiveness : a Field Research on the Team Operating in Research and Development in Defence Industry
Cemal Zehir,Mehtap ?z?ahin
Dogus University Journal , 2008,
Abstract: In order to benefit from teams, the effectiveness of teams should be increased. The role and responsibilities should be defined, team members should be educated to improve their skills, performance objectives should be identified, resources should be used at optimum level, team culture and leadership should be established to increase the team effectiveness. In this study, we aim to examine the relationship among the team effectiveness factors - specified as team synergy, use of resources, skills, communication and performance objectives - innovation orientation and quality orientation at teams in defense industry while leadership effect is high, low and absent. Survey is conducted on 15 team producing equipment for defense industry. Questionnaire form employing five - point Likert Scale is used and data are analyzed through the SPSS statistical program packet.
Confidence-Based Dynamic Classifier Combination For Mean-Shift Tracking
Ibrahim Saygin Topkaya,Hakan Erdogan
Computer Science , 2011,
Abstract: We introduce a novel tracking technique which uses dynamic confidence-based fusion of two different information sources for robust and efficient tracking of visual objects. Mean-shift tracking is a popular and well known method used in object tracking problems. Originally, the algorithm uses a similarity measure which is optimized by shifting a search area to the center of a generated weight image to track objects. Recent improvements on the original mean-shift algorithm involves using a classifier that differentiates the object from its surroundings. We adopt this classifier-based approach and propose an application of a classifier fusion technique within this classifier-based context in this work. We use two different classifiers, where one comes from a background modeling method, to generate the weight image and we calculate contributions of the classifiers dynamically using their confidences to generate a final weight image to be used in tracking. The contributions of the classifiers are calculated by using correlations between histograms of their weight images and histogram of a defined ideal weight image in the previous frame. We show with experiments that our dynamic combination scheme selects good contributions for classifiers for different cases and improves tracking accuracy significantly.
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