Comparative Examination of the Primary School Science Curricula in Turkey (Curricula of 1992, 2001, 2005, 2013 and 2017)

  •  Hülya Hamurcu    


In the present study, the science course curricula of 1992, 2001, 2005, 2013 and 2017 taught at the primary school level in Turkey have been examined comparatively in terms of four main elements (Target, Content, Educational Status, and Measurement and Evaluation). The reason for investigating the science curriculum at five key years was to identify and examine main changes in the system. To this end, the main elements of the curricula were presented in a table. The similarities and differences between the curricula in question were determined and interpreted as a result of the evaluations. The study was carried out using the document review technique, among qualitative research methods. The science curricula published by the Ministry of National Education were analysed in the study. The curricula of the afore-mentioned years were first analysed separately in the process, and then the results were re-investigated by being gathered together. Therefore, it was attempted to ensure the consistency of the data. The results achieved show that the curricula cannot be realized as expected due to certain problems encountered in the process of implementation despite overall positive developments (the fact that teachers are not informed sufficiently, infrastructure problems, crowded classes, the lack of technological equipment, etc.) 

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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