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The comparison of finnish and Turkish physics curricula

2010-02-08
Ustun, Ulas
In Turkey, after revisions in science and technology curricula in elementary education, the development of new secondary physics curricula has been finished very recently. These new curricula include some innovations in different aspects. On the other hand, Finland is one of the counties that present very successful results in PISA Science Scales. The main purpose of this study is to compare Turkish and Finnish Physics Curricula in terms of different aspects by using content analysis, observation in Finnish Schools and interview with teachers. As a result, some differences and similarities between these curricula are presented in the study.