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It is a great honour for us to welcome you as Editor of Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, which
has accepted publications indexed in qualified databases since 2006. Our main aim is to increase the
quality of the journal day by day. We are ready to publish the new issue of Cypriot Journal of
Educational Sciences, which has eight articles with authors from various countries. The aim of this
issue is to give the researchers an opportunity to share their academic studies.
A total number of ten (43) manuscripts were submitted for this issue and each paper has
been subjected to double-blind peer review process by the reviewers specialized in the
related field. At the end of the review process, a total number of thirteen (16) high quality
research papers were selected and accepted for publication.
First of all, I would like to thank all authors who have contributed to this issue . The focuses of the
articles are varied. Bekir Yildirim, Cumhur Turk The effectiveness of argumentation-assisted STEM
practices, Mensure Alkis Kucukaydin Application of writing-to-learn in science to primary school
students, Cavide Demirci, Erhan Yavaslar Active learning: let’s make them a song, Evren Ersoy The
role of perceived parental attitudes and self-esteem in predicting secondary school students’
depression, Parisa Abdolrezapour The relationship between emotional intelligence and complexity,
accuracy and fluency in EFL learners’ oral performance, Haci Huseyin Tasar The analysis of articles
and thesis published on school-based management in Turkey, Hatice Altunkaya Speech anxiety in
guidance and psychological counselling department students, James Adebayo Esan Effect of circuit
strength training programme on waist-to-hip ratio of college students, Nilay Kayhan, Pelin Pistav
Akmese Examining the game teaching in special education teacher training in Turkey and
European Union Member States, Mandina Shadreck Comparative effect of two problem-solving
instructional strategies on students’ achievement in stoichiometry, Mohammad Ahmad Alkhateeb,
The degree practices for mathematics teachers STEM education, Tugba Selanik-Ay, Nil Duban
Media literacy from the eyes of children: an interdisciplinary approach, Ulas Kubat To STEM or not
to STEM? That is not the question, Florence Adeoti Yusuf, Ayoade Ejiwale Okanlawon, Valentine
David Metu Lecturers’ perspectives on enhancing university graduates’ employability in Nigeria,
Maria Bella. Christina Evaggelinou Theatrical play and social skills development: teachers’
perspectives on educating autistic students, Nur Demirbas-Celik Happiness in high school students:
autonomy, relatedness, competence and meaning in life.
The topics of the next issue will be different. You can make sure that we will be trying to serve
you with our journal with a rich knowledge in which different kinds of topics are discussed in
I would like to present many thanks to all the contributors who helped to publish this issue.
Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu
Editor in Chief
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