Examining of Turkish and portuguese education systems and science curricula

BALIM A. G., Kucuk H.

1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration (WCLTA), Cairo, Egypt, 29 - 31 October 2010, vol.9 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.110
  • City: Cairo
  • Country: Egypt
  • Keywords: Turkish Science Curriculum, Portuguese Science Curriculum, Turkish Education System, Portuguese Education System
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In recent years, Turkey and Portugal are two countries which have actively taken part in renewal process of education. The purpose of this study was to examine the Portuguese and the Turkish Education Systems and science curricula. The comparative research and documentary analysis were followed for the data. Moreover, a fourteen year process was examined with respect to the results of certain international studies in education. The differences mostly appeared at structures, while general aims and principles resembled each other. Despite the fact that the science curricula constructions are based on contemporary approaches in both countries, it's seen that science achievements remained under international average. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.