International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, vol.6, no.1, pp.183-197, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
In the 2005 Social Studies Programme, it was identified in which classes the concepts will be taught
in the programme in steps of introduction, development and reinforcement.The concepts in this
regard were subject to classification according to thelevels, interest, desire and needs of students.
This research aims to identify the level of acquisition by school boys and girls of the concepts of
introduction, development and reinforcement levels in the Social Studies the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th
grades. In this study, in which a descriptive method was used, the existing situation and conditions
were researched as the year. It can be said that the success rates of the levels of acquisition as a result
of concept teaching in the levels of the 4th and the 5th grade sare in sufficient at the level of
following the lower class (The 4th grade) and the upper class level (the 5th grade) in the stage of
“Introduction and Development” of the 4th and the 5th grades. Looking into the distribution of the
concepts given the 6th and the 7th grades at the level of “introduction, development and
reinforcement”, both in the 6th as well as in the 7th grades, most of the concepts given were seen to
be “reinforcement” level concepts. Grades concepts, the “gender” variable of students are not
influential and it can be added that the levels of success/failure achieved/suffered are independent of
the effect of “gender” factor. In this regard, the fact that the acquisition states of social studies
concepts of the 4th Grade students are higher compared to those of the 5th grade, and the states of
the 6th grade students in comparison to those of the 7th grades clearly suggest that
education/teaching studies regarding the same concepts for two consecutive years are inadequate.
Among the reasons for these insufficiencies, we can state that educational-training activities are not
conducted or supported enough with suitable methods, techniques and strategies.