International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies is now publishing its seventh issue. We had invited our readers to submit manuscripts based on their papers presented at the 3rd National Curriculum and Instruction Conference which was held from May 7 to 9, 2014 in Gaziantep. We thank all researchers who responded to this call and submitted manuscripts. Articles accepted for publication upon the completion of the review process will be included in upcoming issues based on the date of submission to the journal. We still welcome manuscript submissions based on papers presented at the congress. However, some manuscripts based on papers presented at the congress could not be accepted since reviewers did not find their scientific quality sufficient. We sincerely thank all manuscript reviewers for their meticulous reviews, service and efforts towards maintaining the quality of our journal during their busy work schedules. Included in this issue are the following articles that are based on papers presented at the congress:“The Investigation of Different Variables of the Relationship between Teachers Candidates’ Attitudes for Learning and Information Literacy Skills” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdullah ADIGÜZEL; “Primary Subject Teachers’ Individual Innovativeness Levels and Lifelong Learning Tendencies” by Hasan KILIÇ and Assist. Prof. Dr. Zeynep AYVAZ TUNCEL; “Connecting the Theory and Practice in Preschool Teacher Education” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülsen ÜNVER and Elif KURŞUNLU; “Mentor Teachers, Administrators, and Pedagogical Formation Students’ Problems Associated with Teaching Practice and Possible Recommendations” by Assist. Prof. Dr. Funda NAYIR and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şakir ÇINKIR; “Analysis of Religious Education Program in terms of Secularism and Multiculturalism” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeki ARSAL; “The Wide Angle: Program Evaluation Studies in Turkey in Terms of Models and Approaches” by Assist. Prof. Dr. Tuba GÖKMENOĞLU and “Evaluation of the 2nd Grade English Language Curriculum” by Research Assistant M.Fatih ALKAN and Prof.Dr. Mehmet ARSLAN. Again, we invite educators in the field of Curriculum and Instruction to submit original manuscripts with a high level of scientific quality. Inclusion in international subject indexes is linked to the scientific quality of articles published in the journal and we attach great importance the review process and accept articles selectively.
The 3rd International Curriculum and Instruction Congress will be held from October 22 to 24, 2015 in Adana. During this congress, we hope to share our work in an international arena as we did previously.
With my best wishes,
Prof. Dr. Özcan DEMİREL