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Teachers’ and Students’ Views Toward The Activities of the Primary Science and Technology Curriculum

Keywords: Primary School , Activities of the Primary Science and Technology Curriculum , Teachers’ and students’ views

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The aim of this study is to find out teachers’ and students’ views about preparation, application and evaluation of activities in which the Primary Science and Technology Curriculum began to be used since 2004-2005 education year. In the study, qualitative research design was used. The data were gathered through semi-structured interviews conducted with 3 science and technology teachers who work at various primary schools in Trabzon and 9 primary school students. The gathered data were presented by classifying under categories. One of the most important result of the study is that activities are generally applied teacher-centered because of material shortage, lack of time and overcrowded classrooms. It is suggested as the first step for solution of problems that physical conditions in the schools are got better and the teachers are educated in In-Service Teacher Education Program systematically.

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