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Original article | Turkish Journal of Teacher Education 2020, Vol. 9(2) 106-119

Astronomy Education and Teacher Training in Turkey: Brief Historical Overview

Memduh Sami Taner, Hasan H. Esenoğlu, Yavuz Unat, Tuncay Özışık & Halil Kırbıyık

pp. 106 - 119   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2005-14-0003.R1

Published online: December 31, 2020  |   Number of Views: 55  |  Number of Download: 46


Abstract

In this study, education in the astronomy field and space sciences in the schools in Turkey as well as the activities to create awareness in these subjects will be discussed. A research that was done among youngsters, ages from 15 to 24, for measuring the scientific literacy showed that most attractive subjects to the Turkish youngsters were “internet” and “astronomy”. This result leads the authorities to take necessary measures to fill the gap especially in the teaching materials such as books and in the changes of curricula in high schools. Besides TUBITAK National Observatory, universities and Turkish Astronomical Society are giving every effort to create public awareness of space activities and space sciences. As for the teacher training in the astronomy field and space sciences, much has been done but the targeted success has not come yet. Astronomy subjects in are taught not by astronomers but some other specialists from other branches, such as physics and mathematics. Nevertheless, it must be emphasized that astronomers on every occasion are pushing forward to have the right formally about the training of astronomers to become a teacher to be hired by the Ministry of Education.

Keywords: Teacher training history, Astronomy education, Teacher training, Turkey


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Taner, M.S., Esenoglu, H.H., Unat, Y., Ozisik, T. & Kirbiyik, H. (2020). Astronomy Education and Teacher Training in Turkey: Brief Historical Overview . Turkish Journal of Teacher Education, 9(2), 106-119.

Harvard
Taner, M., Esenoglu, H., Unat, Y., Ozisik, T. and Kirbiyik, H. (2020). Astronomy Education and Teacher Training in Turkey: Brief Historical Overview . Turkish Journal of Teacher Education, 9(2), pp. 106-119.

Chicago 16th edition
Taner, Memduh Sami, Hasan H. Esenoglu, Yavuz Unat, Tuncay Ozisik and Halil Kirbiyik (2020). "Astronomy Education and Teacher Training in Turkey: Brief Historical Overview ". Turkish Journal of Teacher Education 9 (2):106-119.

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