Curriculum reform in Turkish teacher education: Attitudes of teacher educators towards change in an EU candidate nation

Gary Grossman, Pinar E. Onkol, Margaret Sands

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Abstract

Educational development is one way through which Turkey enhances progress towards its social goals and prepares itself for European Union membership. A major effort to upgrade the Turkish educational system was made through a multi-phased comprehensive reform of the sector introduced during the 1990s. One part of this reform, perhaps most crucial to the long-term effectiveness of other developments in education, was a transformation of the approach to teacher education. This paper utilizes recently conducted research to assess the nature and extent of that reform as well as identifying the factors which enhanced its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-150
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

Keywords

  • Educational policy
  • Educational reform
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher educator education
  • Turkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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