History Teachers' Views on the Updated 9th Grade History Curriculum and History Textbook
Secondary education history curriculums were updated by the Board of Education in accordance with decision dated 17.07.2017 and numbered 90.
The updated 9th grade history textbook and curriculum started to be used in 2017-2018 school year. Textbooks have an important place as main sources in the Turkish education system. The aim of this research is to take the history teachers' views on the 9th grade history curriculum and the history textbook prepared with a new approach. In this way, that is to reveal the positive and negative aspects of the updated 9th grade history curriculum and textbook encountered by the history teachers. It is to determine whether the new approach in history teaching has reached its goal.
In this qualitative study, semi-structured interview form was used for collecting the data. in 2017-2018 school year, the 22 history teachers from Ankara were interviewed. The interviews were recorded, transcribed, and data was analysed using the content analysis method.
According to the study, 9th grade history curriculum and the history textbook have many problems. It can also be said that some teachers do not know the philosophy and approach of new history curriculum in deatils.
History, Curriculum, History Curriculum, History Teacher