Language Teachers' Views and Suggestions on the Central Teacher Selection and Recruitment Exam in Turkey


NEW EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, vol.22, pp.253-260, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : NEW EDUCATIONAL REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-260


This study inquires into whether prospective English language teachers consider the central exam, KPSS (The Selection Examination for Professional Posts in Public Organizations) valid to select and recruit English language teachers, and what suggesttions they have concerning the improvement of the exam. The fndings indicate that the majority of the participants have negative attitudes towards the exam and think that it is not valid. Moreover, they point out that the exam must include the subject knowledge. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the policy makers to know what they want teachers to do in classrooms and schools, then test and select teachers accordingly.