The Views of the Teachers on the Concept of Curriculum in Vocational and Technical Education


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Tan-Sisman G., Kerkez B.

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.47, pp.262-286, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the teachers' opinions about the theoretical and practical aspects of curriculum in vocational and technical education. Employing phenomenological research design, the study conducted with totally 19 teachers who took part in the Curriculum Development Commissions in the years between 2012-2016 as well as working at the public vocational-technical high schools located in Ankara. The participants were selected through criterion and maximum variation sampling strategies. The data gathered via the semi-structured interview schedule, were analyzed through content analysis. The findings revealed that the vocational and technical education teachers defined curriculum as a guideline for educational and instructional activities. Although they revealed some awareness about the theoretical and practical issues of curriculum, some of them have inadequate knowledge about the aspects of curriculum.