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Estimation of seismic losses in urban regions within an interdisciplinary framework a case study

Abstract – The purpose of the study described in this article was to assess teachers’planning practices at the primary-school level in Turkey. Altogether 210 schools weresurveyed, a questionnaire was distributed to all teachers in these schools, and 1194teachers responded to the questionnaire. The results indicated that the main sourcesof influence on daily and unit plans are teachers’ experience, the national curriculumand the course textbooks. In daily planning, teachers assigned the highest level ofimportance to student characteristics and availability of learning materials, and thelowest level of importance to evaluation procedures and writing objectives. The mainproblems faced by teachers in planning were: the gap between the national curriculumand the classroom needs, difficulties in using the standard format for preparing plans,shortage of time and resources, insufficient support from principals and inspectors