School administrators' opinions on current and desired situations of the instructional programs

Gulay Bedir, Alpay Ersozlu, Abdullah Kalkan

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to define the views of the school principals’ about the current and desired situations of the instructional programs. The study is seen important for school administrators as instructional leaders to have the knowledge for applying the curriculum more efficiently and solving the current problems. For this purpose, the study is designed as qualitative and the data of the study is gathered with a semi- structured interview form. The study group consists of 23 volunteer administrators working in Tokat city center in 2011-2012 educational year. After the data were coded, they were gathered under common categories and numbered. According to the results of the study, it is stated that the school administrators have a general knowledge about the curriculum. School administrators state that the curriculum must be student-centered and related to student activities and there are some problems practically because of some reasons although they are theoretically appropriate. Also, they state that the curriculum must not be changed frequently and the applier of the curriculum must be well educated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
JournalOzean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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