Editor’s Message


International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (IJOCIS) has been appearing in the scientific world with the third issue. The current issue consists of eight articles peer-reviewed for the publication. All the papers are invaluable contributions of the following authors to the literature and our Journal. Assoc. Dr. Zeki Arsal, “Assesing the Attainments of Elementary School Science and Technology Program According to the Principles of Constructivism”, Assist. Prof. Dr. Erdal Bay, Assoc. Dr. Kerim Gündoğdu , Ceyhun Ozan, Duygu Dilekçi, Deniz Özdemir, “Analysis of Elementary Prospective Teachers` Curriculum Orientations” Assist. Prof. Dr. M. Sencer Bulut and Assist. Prof. Dr. Özlem Kaf Hasırcı , ”The Effects of Teachers’ Learning Styles on Their Teaching Styles in Social Studies Courses” Erkan Akyürek and Assist. Prof. Dr. Özlem Afacan “Determining of 8th Grade Students’ Misconceptions in the Unit of “Cell Division” by Using Roundhouse Diagramming”, Prof. Dr. Adnan Baki, Funda Aydın Güç, and Zeynep Medine Özmen “The Investigation of Pre-Service Mathematic Teachers’ Reflective Thinking Skills Toward Problem Solving” The above mentioned papers were orally presented at the congress and subjected for peer review completed.


Assoc. Dr. Ahmet Doğanay , Assist. Prof. Dr. F. Nevra Seggie ,and Assist. Prof. Dr. H. Ayşe Caner, “ A sample project on Values Education: European Values Education Project”, Bahadır Erişti and Nihal Tunca, “Difficulties of Science and Technology Teachers in the Process of Gaining Affective Competencies to the Students and Solution Proposals”. These papers on affective domain and values education, partially neglected in curriculum studies, are appreciated as invaluable contribution to the literature. Dr. Ebru Kaya, Assist. Prof. Dr. Pinar Seda Cetın, and Prof. Dr. Ali Yıldırım’s paper “Transformation of Centralized Curriculum into Classroom Practice: An Analysis of Teachers’ Experiences” is also related with curriculum implementetion.


International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (IJOCIS) is not only for the member of TACI, but also all researchers who are interested in teaching methodology of various subject-matter fields. The overall goal of the journal is to carry on our mission to publish and expose extinguished papers of respectable researchers and young colleagues in the field of curriculum and instruction to our audience. We would like to thank the reviewers of this issue for their comments and proposals on each article and also our special thanks go to authors who support our journal with their original and scientific work.


You are cordially invited both to submit manuscripts to be presented at the “1st International Conference on European Curriculum Studies” that will take place 18-19 October, 2013 at Minho University in Braga, Portugal and for peer-review to be considered for publication in our journal (IJoCIS)  and European Journal of Curriculum Studies (Euro-JCS). I look forward to meeting you all at our next congress.


Yours Sincerely


Prof.Dr. Özcan Demirel


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Editor’s Message. (2012). International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (IJOCIS), 2(3), v-vii.