Teachers' opinions on the problems of the Turkish education system and solution proposals in the context of sustainability
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CitationBayram, A. (2018). Teachers' opinions on the problems of the Turkish education system and solution proposals in the context of sustainability, 4th International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All (ICLEL), Univ Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, POLAND
Each part of the society is directly or indirectly affected by the problems experienced in the education system. The aim of this research is to reveal the awareness of the teachers who are in the school's business and the solutions to the problems in the Turkish education system. Research is a case study from qualitative research methods and content analysis technique is used. The working group formed twenty-three teachers who worked in Ankara in the academic year of 2017-2018. Interviews were conducted with the selected teachers through the purposeful sampling method. The data were analyzed by content analysis technique. Participants all see the frequent change of the education system as the most important problem. The majority of participants think that the absence of a sound educational philosophy and the lack of a training policy based on this educational philosophy cause the above-mentioned problems to arise. In line with the opinions of the teachers, the main reasons for these problems of the Turkish education system are the fact that the Ministry of National Education is not in education, the politics of education are completely under control, errors in the curriculum, and decisions taken at ministerial level related to education.