A Strategy For Raising Curriculum Implementation

1390 WordsNov 29, 20156 Pages
A Strategy for Raising Curriculum Implementation in Turkey Introduction These days using and transferring of knowledge in social, political and economic areas have changed rapidly. A theory of learning that describes the central role that learners’ ever-transforming mental schemes play in their cognitive growth, constructivism powerfully informs educational practice (Brooks and Brooks, 1999). With the new curriculums in Turkey, Ministry of National Education (MONE) tries to encounter these changes in Turkish education system based on this theory but it faced with low implementation rate issue. In this paper, the main factors of these challenges will be analyzed. Based on these matters, possible solutions will be discussed; consequently, a strategy for raising the implementation of new curriculum will be tried to attend to these matters in this paper. The Education Curriculum Reform in Turkey According to the statistics by the MONE there are approximately 18 million students at the primary, lower secondary schools and upper secondary education level with more than 900,000 teachers (MONE, 2015). In the last ten years, some development and improvement efforts have been attempted in the education system in Turkey. The essential part of these efforts was developing new curriculums, which was launched in 2005, for all levels of education. The idea behind these curricular reforms was to change the curriculum from a subject centered to a learner centered one and change the
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