Restructuring studies of teacher education in recent years in Turkey

Kavak Y., BASKAN G.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.364-367 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.067
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.364-367
  • Keywords: Turkey, teacher training, teacher education, education faculties, education reforms
  • TED University Affiliated: No


Improvement of teacher quality is at the focal point of reform studies of education systems. Especially in the recent years PISA test organised by OECD and its results bring up the issue of rethinking about education of teachers in many countries. As in many European countries also in Turkey, initial teacher education is at higher education level. Regardless of the school levels, teacher education has been carried out at the higher education level since 1974 it is a norm in Turkey.