International Journal of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (IJOCIS) is now publishing its twelfth issue. This issue consists of ten peer-reviewed articles. Included in this issue are the following articles: “The Role of Parents in Developing Students' Self-Regulated Learning Skills” by Muhammet Fatih DOĞAN and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem ŞAHİN TAŞKIN; “Examining Preservice Teachers’ Creativity Perceptions in Terms of Different Variables” by Assist. Prof. Dr. Ebru BAKAÇ and Prof. Dr. Raşit Özen; “SUPSKY Curriculum Design Model” by Prof. Dr. Kıymet SELVİ, Derya UYSAL, Mustafa POLAT, Tuğba SÖNMEZ, Canan KÖSE, and Nihan YETİM; “The Views of Instructors and Prospective Teachers on the Implementation of Subject-Specific Teaching Methods Courses” by Assist. Prof. Dr Oğuz GÜRBÜZTÜRK and Ayhan KOÇ; “An Investigation of Decisions of National Education Council on Teachers’ Professional Development” by Mehmet EROĞLU, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ramazan ÖZBEK, and Cem ŞENOL; “Trends and Problems in Curriculum Evaluation Studies in Turkey: The Perspective of Domain Experts” by Dr. Dilruba KÜRÜM YAPICIOĞLU, Dr. Derya ATİK KARA, and Dr. Demet SEVER; “Students’ Civic Knowledge and Perceptions of Civic Concepts in a Private School: A Comparative International Perspective” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hanife AKAR and Dr. Filiz KESER ASCHENBERGER; “An Examination of Student Teachers’ Digital Competences in the Context of Lifelong Learning” by Assist. Prof. Dr. Taha YAZAR and İsmail KESKİN; “An Investigation of Teacher Candidates’ Opinions about their Self-Directed Learning Skills” by Dr. İlkay AŞKIN TEKKOL and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Melek DEMİREL; “The Development of DACEM Curriculum Evaluation Criteria” by Assist. Prof. Dr. Nevriye YAZÇAYIR. We would like to thank the reviewers of this issue for their comments and suggestions on each article. We also thank the authors who support our journal with their original scientific work.
The “4th. International Congress on Curriculum and Instruction”(www.icci-epok.org) took place in Antalya with the cooperation of Dicle University, Ziya Gökalp Faculty of Education, Pegem Academy and TACI from October 27 to October 30, 2016 and submitted manuscripts were published. The “5th. International Congress on Curriculum and Instruction”(www.icci-epok.org) will be held in Muğla- Marmaris with the cooperation of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Faculty of Education, and TACI from October 26 to October 29, 2017. We hope that we would like to discuss our studies in the international platform scientifically and also share our ideas with your contributions.
I invite all educators working in the field of Curriculum and Instuction, from both our country and all over the world, to submit original manuscripts with high levels of scientific quality to our journal and also wish all educators health and success in 2017.
Prof. Dr. Özcan Demirel