Editor’s Message


International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (IJOCIS) has been appearing in the scientific world with the fourth issue. Our journal is published twice annually both in online and printed format, and is indexed in ASOS (Akademia Social Sciences Index) since its first issue was released.


The current issue consists of seven articles peer-reviewed for the publication. All the papers are invaluable contributions of the following authors to the literature and our journal. Assist.Prof.Dr. Esed Yağcı, Assist.Prof.Dr. Mehmet Katrancı, Research Assistant Dr. Özge Erdoğan and Assist.Prof.Dr. Mehmet Uygun Determining Primary School Teachers’ Use of Methods/Techniques while Teaching Vocabulary and the Problems They Encounter”, Assist.Prof.Dr. Hasan Özder, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Güner Konedralı and Havva Doğan Evaluation of Reading Comprehension Skills of Fifth Grade Students”, Remzi Demir and Assist.Prof.Dr. Birsel Aybek “An Examination of Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences Fields of Ninth Grade Students”, Assist.Prof.Dr. Filipa Seabra, Assist.Prof.Dr. José Carlos Morgado and Assoc.Prof.Dr. José Augusto Pacheco “Policies of Accountability in Portugal”, Özlem Göktaş and Assist.Prof.Dr. Oğuz Gürbüztürk “The Effect of Reading Comprehension Skill on Students’ Academic Achievement in Mathematics Lesson at the Second Stage of Primary School”, Elvan Kurtman and Assist.Prof.Dr. Ali Arslan Determining the Attitudes of University Preparatory Programme Students towards the English Language Laboratory Course”, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Zeliha Nurdan Baysal, Melek Duman, Kader Arkan and Enes Hastürk Effects of Problem-Based Learning Approach to Students’ Visual Presentation and Writing Tendencies”. The above mentioned papers were subjected for peer review completed.


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 at Minho University in Braga, Portugal in 18-19 October, 2013 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(4), v-vii.