The Evaluation of Elementary 4th Grade Science Curriculum

Ijlal Ocak 1, Emine Akkas Baysal 2 *

Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 9-15

https://doi.org/10.30935/mjosbr/9588

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to evaluate Primary Institutions Science Curriculum implemented in 2004-2005 and revised in 2013 education year. The dimensions of the curriculum, which are needs assessment, aim, content, learning-teaching process and assessment process, will be evaluated in terms of principles of curriculum design. The data of research has been collected with “Curriculum Evaluation Analysis Form”, prepared by researchers. In this study, document analysis has been used to demonstrate the features of elementary 4th grade science curriculum in terms of the elements of education program. The reliability of analysis form has been found .73. According to the results obtained from study, regional disparities have been ignored in the process of determining needs assessment. In addition to this, determining the objectives of the curriculum beforehand doesn’t match the basics of approach it relied on. However, content, learning-teaching process and assessment process dimensions of curriculum have been prepared according to the basics of curriculum design.

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