International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(4) 222-238

Teachers' Commitment to the Curriculum and Relevant Parent Opinions: A Case Study on Turkey

Şule Fırat Durdukoca

pp. 222 - 238   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.14   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2102-03-0003.R1

Published online: August 08, 2021  |   Number of Views: 19  |  Number of Download: 80


Abstract

The study examines teachers’ commitment to the curriculum applied in the classroom and relevant parent opinions. The qualitative case study design was used in the research. The research sample comprises four preschool teachers selected by the contingency sampling and eightparents selected by the criterion sampling. The data were collected through interview and document analysis techniques and analyzed with content analysis. Itwas found that the devotion of teachers working in private schools to the curriculum is higher than public school teachers.The teachers applied program adaptations within the scope of rearrangement, expansion and omitting patterns.As the adaptation factors are classified under 5 categories as "the influence of school administration, professional experience, the student readiness factors, parent expectation, and teacher interest in the subject. It has been determined that the public school students’ parents have more positive opinions about the program followed in the classroom compared to the private school students’ parents.

Keywords: Commitment to Curriculum, Curriculum Adaptation, Adaptation Patterns


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Durdukoca, S.F. (2021). Teachers' Commitment to the Curriculum and Relevant Parent Opinions: A Case Study on Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), 222-238. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.14

Harvard
Durdukoca, S. (2021). Teachers' Commitment to the Curriculum and Relevant Parent Opinions: A Case Study on Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), pp. 222-238.

Chicago 16th edition
Durdukoca, Sule Firat (2021). "Teachers' Commitment to the Curriculum and Relevant Parent Opinions: A Case Study on Turkey ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (4):222-238. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.14.

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