Trends in primary education programs in the world and Turkey Dünyada ve Türkiye'de i̇lköǧretim programlari{dotless}ndaki yönelimler


Elementary Education Online, vol.13, no.3, pp.726-745, 2014 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: Elementary Education Online
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.726-745
  • Keywords: Education program, Primary education, Primary education program, Trends
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, trends in primary education programs in the world and Turkey were investigated. During the study, first, trends in education and primary education were described, and then these trends were investigated. Finally, the trends concerning primary education programs are; being careful about the connections among courses in the programs, being flexible in the use of time where programs are decided by a central committee, reassessing the programs to fit the needs of the era, preparing the programs by expert institutions, helping children gain the skills and abilities related to employment and social participation through life-long learning programs, giving importance to foreign language education, civic rights education, individual education, social education and health education. The trends in the teaching-learning process of primary education are; integrating information and technology sources into classrooms, giving importance and priority to group work and independent learning. The trends related to teaching learning materials are; diversifying the use of teaching learning materials, using the internet widely and producing the materials electronically. Moreover, it was also observed that the trends in primary education programs in Turkey improve closely with the trends in the world.