Examining the 4th Grade Students’ Ability To Say “No” in The Framework of Life Studies Curriculum

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Ferat Yılmaz M. Akif Sözer


This study aims to reveal whether or not the ability to say "no" which is tried to be taught to students by 2005 life studies curriculum has been gained by children in terms of various situations. The survey model was used in the study. The study was conducted with 4th grade students who took the course of life studies in primary school 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade and therefore expected to have gained the ability to say "no". In order to collect data, The Ability to Say “No”-Specific Cases Inventory (NSCI) developed by researchers was used. In order to be able to evaluate the responses given to the cases in the NSCI, the "NSCI Rubric" was developed. The data obtained from the NSCI were analyzed according to the many-facet Rasch analysis using the FACETS packet program. The findings suggest that students may be able to demonstrate the basic ability to say "no" expected of them to respond to specific cases, but will not focus too much on behaviors of making an explanation about saying “no” and performing alternative behaviors after saying "no".

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Yılmaz, F., & Sözer, M. A. (2018). Examining the 4th Grade Students’ Ability To Say “No” in The Framework of Life Studies Curriculum. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 5(3), 443-460. Retrieved from http://ijate.net/index.php/ijate/article/view/465


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