Implementation of the New Turkish Primary Education Mathematics Curriculum in the Sixth Grade: A Survey of Teachers' Views

ERBAŞ A. K., Ulubay M.

NEW EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, vol.16, pp.51-75, 2008 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-75
  • Keywords: Curriculum reform, teachers' attitude, teachers' surveys, elementary mathematics education, Turkey, REFORM
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The mathematics education curriculum in Turkey is in the midst of a period of intensive reform. This article investigates the extent to which teachers implement the updated 6th grade mathematics curriculum through their self-reports and if their level of use differs according to the province where the school is located, teachers' gender, level of education, teaching experience and number of students in their classrooms. Furthermore, teachers' opinions about the new curriculum and the difficulties faced by them during the implementation process are also investigated. MANOVA results indicated that teachers' level of use and the factors affecting it varied in different dimensions of the curriculum.