In this paper, current situation of the mathematics teacher training programs will be discussed. After a brief discussion of the history of mathematics teacher education programs and policies in Turkey, the structure of the Turkish school system will be outlined and the teacher training programs for mathematics teachers who teach at different levels in the school system will be discussed in detail.


Technological pedagogical content knowledge (tpack) development of preservice middle school mathematics teachers in statistics teaching: a microteaching lesson study
Kurt, Gamze; Çakıroğlu, Erdinç; Department of Elementary Education (2016)
The current study examined the development of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) of preservice mathematics teachers in statistics teaching with virtual manipulatives in the context of a microteaching lesson study (MLS). Since “technology integration is described by how and why it is used rather its amount or type”, integrating technology into education necessitates investigation of instructional uses of digital tools and resources (Earle, 2002, p. 8). TPACK framework suggested by Koehler an...
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In-service elementary mathematics teachers' conceptions of histogram and difficulties about its teaching process
Ulusoy, Fadime; Çakıroğlu, Erdinç (2013-10-08)
The aim of this study was to examine in-service elementary mathematics teachers’ conceptions of histogram and their difficulties about its teaching process. By using purposeful sampling method, participants were selected as six in-service elementary mathematics teachers teaching at different private or government schools in Ankara. Data was obtained via a semi-structured interview form which was prepared by the researchers. The interviews were conducted individually and recorded with a voice recorder. The r...
Secondary mathematics teachers' conceptions of mathematical literacy
Genc, Murat; Erbaş, Ayhan Kürşat (2019-01-01)
The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary mathematics teachers' conceptions of mathematical literacy, which are important to consider when is essential to address in designing and implementing effective approaches. Data sources included semi-structured interviews with 16 in-service mathematics teachers from different types of secondary schools. Data analysis utilized open coding in order to identify and label patterns and themes. Results indicated that teachers' conceptions of mathematical lite...
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching the Function Concept and Student Learning Outcomes
Hatisaru, Vesife; Erbaş, Ayhan Kürşat (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2017-04-01)
The purpose of this study was to examine the potential interrelationships between teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) the function concept and their students' learning outcomes of this concept. Data were collected from two teachers teaching in a vocational high school and their students through a function concept test for teachers and students, follow-up interviews with teachers, and classroom observations. Findings indicated that teachers' MKT and students' learning outcomes were related to...
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B. Ubuz, “MATHEMATICS TEACHER EDUCATION IN TURKEY,” 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: