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Contextual Approaches in Sociology

Edited By Adela Elena Popa, Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Tomas Butvilas

Contextual Approaches in Sociology is a collection of essays on a wide range of sociological issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The volume presents applications of grounded theory, social capital, education, social rituals and gender issues. It will appeal to a wide range of academic leadership, including educators, researchers, social students and teachers, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact with students and teachers in a sociological context.


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Student Perception Toward the Achivements in the University Exam


The purpose of education is to reveal the students’ potential and to promote their abilities and qualifications. That’s why the environments for education are de- signed so as to make these purposes come true. As a result, necessary activities for education and training are organised. These necessary activities ought to be evaluated continuously and designed according to the results of the evaluations. Evaluating can be done to see to what extent these purposes have been met as well as determining the success levels. Therefore, several examinations are carried out in schools and in education systems in order to evaluate the degree of fulfillment of the stated purposes. A lot of important decisions are made in accordance with the data collected from these exams. Classifying students for different programs, placing them in education programs suited to their needs, and predicting the future performances of the students to be chosen for a career or other opportunities are some of these decisions (Tekindal, 2012). It is essential to give exams and to check the success level in the education sys- tem. Thus, students can figure out the reasons of their unsuccessfulness by analys- ing their mistakes. Testing the achievements on a regular basis is advisable by both reasoning and scientific studies (Ergun, 2011). Central examinations, such as YGS, LYS and KPSS, aiming to select and relo- cate students are performed in Turkey. These tests follow several variables that affect the student achievements. These variables are the attitudes of parents, the specific characteristics of...

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