Assessment of the General Secondary Education Curricula in Turkey
In this qualitative study, an analysis and comparison of the current and previous general secondary education curricula were carried out through document analysis. The methodology of the study was developed in compliance with Demirel's Analytical Curriculum Evaluation Model that constitutes a basis for curriculum evaluation. The model has two components. The first component includes the curriculum itself as well as the written materials relevant to the program. The second component is the opinions of beneficiaries of the curricula. In the first component, the existing and previous curricula on English (Foreign Language), Language and Expression - Turkish Language and Literature (Turkish Proficiency), Mathematics - Geometry, Physics - Chemistry - Biology (Science), History - Geography (Social Sciences) are compared and evaluated based on the Model. Curriculum evaluation criteria developed by Demirel consist of five components as context, objective, content, process, and evaluation. In conclusion, all of previous curricula were insufficient or partially sufficient and newly developed curricula were partially sufficient or sufficient according to curriculum evaluation criteria.
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