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ERIC Number: EJ805986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
A Case Study of Teachers' Implementation of Curriculum Innovation in English Language Teaching in Turkish Primary Education
Kirkgoz, Yasemin
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n7 p1859-1875 Oct 2008
This article reports a 2-year case study (2003-2005) on teachers' instructional practices, and the impact of teacher understandings and training upon the teachers' implementation of the Communicative Oriented Curriculum (COC) initiative in the context of a major curriculum innovation in teaching English to young learners in Turkish state schools. Using multidimensional qualitative research procedures, comprising classroom observations, teacher interviews and lesson transcripts, a picture is developed of how 32 teachers implemented COC. Results showed that teachers' instructional practices ranged along the transmission and interpretation teaching continuum, and teachers' understandings and their prior training had an impact on the extent of their implementation of the curriculum initiative. The study highlights the need to provide "continuous" teacher training and teacher development opportunities, "particularly during the critical first few years of the innovation process" to promote the implementation of curriculum innovation in Turkish primary education. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey