Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(8), pp. 1308 - 1322
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050804
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Reflections of the Changing Education System According to the Views of School Managers: Turkey Sample


H. Gulhan Orhan-Karsak *
Department of Education Sciences, Science-Literature Faculty, Kirklareli University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

To adapt to the advances of the era, the economic, technological, social and cultural competition continues growing rapidly between the world countries. The main way to adapt this competition is to improve the quality of human edification, in the other words to change education system. As one of the developing Asian countries in the world, Turkey wants to reach advanced development like other powerful countries in the world. So Turkey is one of the sample countries in the world that changes the education system in recent days. The aim of this research is to examine the opinions of school managers with respect to their views on the practical implications of the legal changes to the 4+4+4 new education system in Turkey. Qualitative methods were used for this phenomenon study and the participants were 34 school managers from several private and official institutions in Kirklareli city in Turkey. School managers were taken from utilizing eight semi-structured open-ended questions according to law which is about new education system to get their experiences. Data were collected in writing in fifty minutes and were given personal numbers. Data were analyzed via NVivo 10 and were created categories and themes. Findings were presented with tables and mind maps. The findings were coded into themes and presented with mind maps and tables. The results show that managers were attempting to implement the 4+4+4 new education system in Turkey accordance with the legal provisions. There are, however, some problems in doing so and the analysis of the issues they raised, has resulted in a number of recommendations.

KEYWORDS
Compulsory Education, Primary School, Middle School, Education Law, Changing Education System, Education Reforms

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] H. Gulhan Orhan-Karsak , "Reflections of the Changing Education System According to the Views of School Managers: Turkey Sample," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 8, pp. 1308 - 1322, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050804.

(b). APA Format:
H. Gulhan Orhan-Karsak , (2017). Reflections of the Changing Education System According to the Views of School Managers: Turkey Sample. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 5(8), 1308 - 1322. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050804.