Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Views of Participants for the Improvements in Science Education Lessons According to the European Union Education Policies

With this present study, the improvements-carried out in the science education in Turkey- were investigated for the first time considering the science education policies of the European Union (EU)The participant views were taken into consideration on the science improvements carried out according to the EU education policies. With this purpose, science teachers, the personnel of the national education in a medium province in the Region of Eastern Anatolia, and administrative personnel were chosen to constitute the universe of the research. Mixed method was applied during the research. A Likert type questionnaire including 10 questions was conducted to the participants to learn their thoughts about the EU science education policies as the quantitative method. In the qualitative method, open-ended questions including 8 items for each were asked to the participants. According to the result of the study, when the collected data were evaluated, it was found out that most of the participants were ignorant of the EU policies, few numbers of the individuals constituting the sampling were informed about these policies; but, they thought that it would be more appropriate to take and implement policies in accordance with our national values. When the qualitative data were evaluated, it was expressed that some improvements were conducted in the science education lessons compared with the previous programs; but, that was insufficient.

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