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ERIC Number: EJ1148063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Content Analysis of Curriculum-Related Studies in Turkey between 2000 and 2014
Aksan, Elif; Baki, Adnan
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v17 n3 p877-904 Jun 2017
This study aims to carry out a content analysis determining the general framework of studies related to curriculum. For this purpose, 154 curriculum-related studies carried out in Turkey between 2000 and 2014 were examined in terms of year, sample, method, data collection technique, purpose, and result. The most studies related to curriculum were observed to have been performed in 2013, generally with teachers and evaluating 6th-8th grade curricula; the focus has been on qualitative research methodology and data acquisition mostly took advantage of the curriculum. The curriculum has guided students away from memorization; the content has been improved and covers changes that have occurred in the world. The major problems in how well curricula can be applied were reported as crowded classrooms and insufficient class duration, quality materials, and in-service training's. Inconsistencies between curricula and exams have also been reported. These results become more of an issue in terms of illuminating curricular development in Turkey as a whole and in terms of demonstrating the reasons for difficulties in reaching the desired goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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