International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(1) 411-434

Reformative Shift on Initial Teacher Education in Turkey: From Authority to Autonomy

Semra Tican-Başaran, Bilge Aslan Altan & Kerim Gündoğdu

pp. 411 - 434   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.23   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2109-15-0001.R2

Published online: February 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 48  |  Number of Download: 80


Abstract

The purpose of the current study is to reveal the opinions and recommendations of the instructors in the field of Curriculum and Instruction regarding the recent reformative shift on initial teacher education in Turkey that is the decision of Turkish Higher Education Council to delegate the authority in developing and updating initial teacher education programs to the teacher education institutions. It is built on the survey design. The participants of the study are the 88 curriculum and instruction specialists from 37 universities in Turkey. The data were collected with an online questionnaire. Results of the study showed that, while the instructors welcome the decision of the Higher Education Council to delegate authority so that autonomy can be given to teacher education institutions within the general framework it has drawn and original contents can be developed, they have concerns that a minimum standard for teacher competencies cannot be achieved through initial teacher education programs with different qualifications. In order to ensure the development and sustainability of authentic initial teacher education programs in the new term, they recommend that the processes be carried out as participatory and transparent as possible, and that curriculum and instruction specialists and departments take an active role as a guide in this journey.

Keywords: Teacher Education, Initial Teacher Education, Initial Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education Reform, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist


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APA 6th edition
Tican-Basaran, S., Altan, B.A. & Gundogdu, K. (2022). Reformative Shift on Initial Teacher Education in Turkey: From Authority to Autonomy . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), 411-434. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.23

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Tican-Basaran, S., Altan, B. and Gundogdu, K. (2022). Reformative Shift on Initial Teacher Education in Turkey: From Authority to Autonomy . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), pp. 411-434.

Chicago 16th edition
Tican-Basaran, Semra, Bilge Aslan Altan and Kerim Gundogdu (2022). "Reformative Shift on Initial Teacher Education in Turkey: From Authority to Autonomy ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (1):411-434. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.23.

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