ERIC Number: EJ780432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring Reforms in Turkish Teacher Education: Modernisation and Development in a Dynamic Environment
Grossman, Gary M.; Sands, Margaret K.
International Journal of Educational Development, v28 n1 p70-80 Jan 2008
The paper examines the effectiveness of recent reforms in teacher education in Turkey, specifically the restructuring of programmes in university faculties of education. It first, briefly, sets the reforms of the 1990s in an historical context, prior to the 1997 Act which increased the length of compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years, and the 1998 restructuring of faculties of education. It considers the national need for the restructuring of teacher education and the issues involved. The thrust of the paper is a study of how teacher educators across the country perceive both the changes and their effect on the quality of teacher education, methodology as a discipline, school partnerships, and relationships with the Ministry of National Education.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Schools of Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education, Government School Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey