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Analysis of candidate teachers’ opinions of history course books printed after 2009

  • Ali Efdal Ozkul
  • Huseyin Tufan
  • Mete Ozsezer
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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to reveal the opinions of candidate history teachers studying at a private university on the course books on the History of Cyprus and to develop new recommendations. In the study, document analysis was conducted and a scanning model based on the qualitative research technique was used. The study group of the study consisted of 18 senior candidate history teachers in the 2016–2017 academic year. The data collection tool of the study was the report files of the candidate history teachers, which included the teaching on the course book, measuring-evaluation, language-narration, preparation works, visual and physical design. As a result of the analysis, it was determined that the History of Cyprus course books suffer from significant deficiencies in terms of teaching, measuring and evaluation, language and narration, and visual and physical structure. Based on the recommendations of the candidate teachers, it was concluded that the history course books should be improved based on the opinions of academicians who specialise in the field of history as well as history teachers in order to ensure success in history teaching and to transfer knowledge to future generations.

Keywords

Quality in education Course books Higher education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of History, Faculty of Arts and ScienceNear East UniversityNorth Cyprus, Mersin 10Turkey
  2. 2.History Education, Ataturk Faculty of EducationNear East UniversityNorth Cyprus, Mersin 10Turkey

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