International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Current Developments in Teacher Education in Turkey on the Threshold of European Union
Assist. Prof. Dr. İsmail YÜKSEL

The last ten years have witnessed many changes, reforms and developments in the all fields of social life in Turkey. Education, inevitably, had been the first and the important one to be reconstructed and reshaped. In line with the European Union acqui, many reforms were put in to life. Having about 150 years of background, teacher education was focused initially. The structure, the access the training periods and the institutions were the main concern of these reforms. This paper aimed at describing these current developments in Turkish teacher training system. Within this framework, first, the structures of educational system and teacher education system were briefly analysed. Then the current quality development studies were described. The study showed that, although considerable improvements were put into action, the system has some dimensions to be revised.

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