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Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v12 n3 p2256-2261 Sum 2012

This research aims to explore the problems that teacher have experienced their opinion towards effectives and and functionality of teaching-learning process of Primary Science and Technology curriculum started to be implemented in 2004-2005 academic year in Turkey. The qualitative research design is used in this study. Research data are collected through interviews (semi-structured) with Science and Technology teachers who works at various primary schools in Kocaeli. The data are presented through classified as themes and codes. 75% of teachers have expressed that they realize their acquisition effectively. Teachers of Science and Technology course have indicated that they have a couple of problems such as crowded classes, insufficient labs and equipment etc. Additionally, teacher's opinions towards alternative evaluation methods of Science and Technology course are studied. 25% of teachers have expressed that the most important problem is shortage of time. They have also implied that they have usually used blackboard and book to perform on Science and Technology course.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Science, Semi Structured Interviews, Science Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Instructional Effectiveness, Problems, Case Studies, Alternative Assessment, Time Factors (Learning), Laboratory Equipment, Class Size

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Author: Gecer, Aynur; Ozel, Ruhan

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5147&id=EJ1000917

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