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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Examination of the Effects of the Child-to-Child Approach on the Oral and Dental Health of Primary School Students (Arzu Özyürek / Meltem Cınar / N. Ferah Yavuz / Mukadder Bektaş / Asya Çetın)

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Arzu Özyürek, Meltem Cınar, N. Ferah Yavuz, Mukadder Bektaş and Asya Çetın

Examination of the Effects of the Child-to-Child Approach on the Oral and Dental Health of Primary School Students*

Abstract: Dental caries and periodontal diseases are oral and dental problems that can be frequently observed since the early ages of human life. Primarily oral and dental health education should come into minds related to the protection of oral and dental health. In this study, the aim is to examine the effect of Child-to-Child Education Model on oral and dental health education with the project (with the number of KBÜ-BAP-14/2-KP-060) which was performed within the scope of the Karabük Universiy. The study had an experimental pattern and the study and control groups were composed of 100 students who were in their 2nd and 3rd year of primary school education. Students in the study group (n: 50) had the activities about oral and dental health for twelve weeks (two times a week) by using the child-to-child approach. In order to collect the data, questionnaires, which were used to query the knowledge and applications related to oral and dental health, were applied to both study and control groups as pretest-posttest. Upon the application of the questionnaires, children (n: 8) and parents (n: 6) had two different focus group meetings. Data were analysed by using the percentages and frequency distribution techniques. Focus group meetings were analysed with the help of content...

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