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ERIC Number: EJ962692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
A Comparative Investigation of the Previous and New Secondary History Curriculum: The Issues of the Definition of the Aims and Objectives and the Selection of Curriculum Content
Dinc, Erkan
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n4 p2149-2153 Aut 2011
Discussions on history teaching in Turkey indicate that the previous versions of the history curriculum and the pedagogy of history in the country bear many problems and deficiencies. The problems of Turkish history curriculum mainly arise from the perspectives it takes and the selection of its content. Since 2003, there have been extensive educational changes, including the alterations of primary social studies and secondary history curricula. The major goal of the preparation and projected practice of the new history curriculum is to overcome the problems and deficiencies of history teaching. This paper examines the documents of the new Turkish secondary school history curriculum and compares it with the previous state of history teaching in the country. A qualitative document analysis technique was employed to descriptively examine the content of the curriculum documents. It has been found out that most of the problems and deficiencies observed in the previous versions have still been existent in the current one.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey