Turkish New High School Physics Curriculum Teachers Views and Needs

Balta, Nuri
Eryılmaz, Ali
The aim of this study is to determine the physics teacher’s views about changes made to physics curriculum and in-service training needs about new topics added. To achieve this purpose, a survey is conducted via Internet. A questionnaire of 11 Likert-type items was used as a data collection tool. Data supplied by the participants were cleaned and finally views of 100 teachers were taken into account. The analysis of the results demonstrated that physics teacher’s attitudes toward the changes are positive. And their in-service training needs are not too much. Further, the differences between the attitudes and needs of male-female teachers and state-private school teachers are also determined.
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Citation Formats
N. Balta and A. Eryılmaz, “Turkish New High School Physics Curriculum Teachers Views and Needs,” Eurasian Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education, pp. 72–88, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/82617.