SÖNMEZ, Suzan; GÜMÜŞ, İbrahim; KURT, Murat
March 2012
Ekev Academic Review;bahar2012, Vol. 16 Issue 51, p229
Academic Journal
The aim of this study is to determine how is the topic of evolution presented in the textbooks of primary and secondary education and the intensity of these lessons. On the other hand, secondary education students' knowledge level on evolution and the source of their knowledge are analyzed. In the scope of this research, evolution education in biology, religious culture and moral knowledge, science and technology textbooks are analyzed and compared. Achievement test is developed for determining secondary education students' level of knowledge on evolution and the source of their knowledge are analyzed. Reliability is calculated with KR-20 and reliability coefficient is found to be 0, 66. This achievement test is applied on 320 high school students in Ankara in 2007/2008 school year. At the end of the research, it is determined that the topic of evolution is not taught enough and there are some conflicts in different lessons. At the end of the achievement test, it is determined that students don't have enough knowledge and the main source of their knowledge is learned at schools and training centers.


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