Completed Research Projects

The Relationship between Designing Schools and School Climate
Starting Date:
July, 2017
Expires:
December, 2019
Sponsor:
Scientific Research Projects supported by Bogazici University
Team:
Mine Göl Güven (Project Coordinator), Beyhan Ataş (Project Assistant)
Building Bridges: Promoting Social Inclusion and Well-Being for the Families of Children with Special Needs (PSI-WELL)
Starting Date:
September, 2016
Expires:
September, 2019
Sponsor:
Erasmus + Project
Team:
Mine Göl Güven (Project Coordinator), Nalan Babür (Project Coordinator)
Factors influencing literacy acquisition in Turkish: A comparative study of reading acquisition in Turkish by monolingual and bilingual
Starting Date:
March, 2016
Expires:
March, 2019
Sponsor:
The Scientific & Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
Team:
Belma Haznedar, Gülcan Erçetin, Nalan Babür
Description:

• Project No. 115K023

• The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the cognitive and linguistic variables that influence reading acquisition of Turkish in bilingual and monolingual primary school children.

COST Action IS 1401: Strengthening Europeans' Capabilities by Establishing the European Literacy Network
Starting Date:
March, 2015
Expires:
March, 2019
Sponsor:
European Literacy Network
Team:
Belma Haznedar, Gülcan Erçetin, Nalan Babür
Description:
• COST Action, European Literacy Network
• Project partners: 22 European Union Countries ,
• The project aims to show benefits at the scientific, technological, and societal levels, some of which are highlighted below:
provide a full understanding of literacy across Europe
enhance scientific publications and innovations
provide research based evidence for improving literacy education
support standardization on collecting and encoding literacy data
connect research on literacy with the literacy industries (e.g., journalism, web 2.0 based platforms, etc.)
develop stronger links among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers
make Europe a more inclusive society by ensuring that all its citizens can have tools to support their literacy practices independent of language, age, SES or disability
provide means to empower the less developed countries to catch up with research and best practices
Access to Play in Crisis
Starting Date:
March, 2015
Expires:
March, 2017
Sponsor:
International Play Association (IPA)
Team:
Mine Göl Güven
Description:

Funded by International Play Association (IPA) involving six countries (Turkey, India, Nepal, Lebanon, Thailand, Japan). Data gathering in the neighborhoods of Istanbul where children experience prejudice, violence and economic hardship. For more information http://ipaworld.org/what-we-do/access-to-play-in-crisis/

From Peaceful School to Peaceful Community: Democratic Citizenship Education Project
Starting Date:
January, 2014
Expires:
June, 2015
Sponsor:
European Union Projects
Team:
Mine Göl Güven
Description:

The project was developed to engage teachers at different levels to develop equal relationships in the contexts of school. The variety of intra and interpersonal social and emotional skills were studied throughout the project in the forms of seminars and discussion groups. For more information http://www.demokratikyurttasegitimi.org/

Turkish Adaptation of Standard Batteries of Woodcock – Johnson –III Tests of Cognitive and Achievement Abilities (WJ-III) (2-18 years).
Starting Date:
March, 2012
Expires:
March, 2014
Sponsor:
EU funded project
Team:
Fusun Akkok, Gulcan Ercetin, Belma Haznedar, Nalan Babur, Ferhunde Oktem, Said Uluc, Aydin Durgunoglu
Description:
• Supported by Ministry of Education, EU funded project
• Project Director: Fusun Akkok,
• Team: Gulcan Ercetin, Belma Haznedar. Nalan Babur, Ferhunde Oktem, Said
Uluc, Aydin Durgunoglu
• The primary aim of this project is to translate and adapt WJ-III for Turkish
students in order to develop reliable and valid testing materials for special
education population.
• The project targeted individuals from 2-18 years old.
Developing Materials to Teach TID for Deaf children
Starting Date:
May, 2010
Expires:
May, 2013
Sponsor:
Scientific Research Projects supported by Bogazici University
Team:
Mine Göl Güven
Description:

The purpose of the study was to develop Turkish Sign Language (TID) materials to help Deaf children learn TID. The product of the study could be reached at http://www.ilkisarettid.boun.edu.tr/

Teacher Identity in Europe EuroCulture Erasmus Intensive Program (IP), Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, England
Starting Date:
March, 2012
Expires:
March, 2013
Sponsor:
Team:
Mine Göl Güven
Description:

 International Learning and Innovation in Teacher Education (ILITE)

Dyslexia and Additional Academic Language Learning – DYSLANG
Starting Date:
March, 2012
Expires:
March, 2013
Sponsor:
EU funded project
Team:
Claire Ozel, Bilal Kırkıcı, Özgür Erdur Baker, Nalan Babür
Description:
• EU funded project, Project Number: 518969-LLP-1-2011-1-UK-KA2-KA2MP
• Project team: Claire Ozel, Bilal Kirkici, Ozgur Erdur Baker (Middle East Technical University) and Nalan Babur (Bogazici University)
• The primary aim of this project is to develop and implement an e-learning course and best practice guide for teachers and parents to support the multilingual dyslexic individual in learning an additional curriculum language.

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