The Examination of the Views of the Elementary School First Grade Teachers on the Problems they Experienced in the 4+4+4 Education System and their Solution Proposals

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AYBEK B., Aslan S.

PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, vol.5, no.3, pp.327-346, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.14527/pegegog.2015.018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-346
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The object of this study is to determine views of teachers serving at first grade classes on problems they experienced related to the 4+4+4 intermittent compulsory education system and their solution proposals developed for these problems. In the research, phenomenology design as one of the qualitative research designs was used. The research was conducted on 23 first grade teachers serving in Karakocan County of Elazig City. In the scope of the research, the data were collected by using questionnaires for written opinions. Content analysis was used in the data analysis. As a result of the research, most of the teachers stated that they maintain negative thoughts on the 4+4+4 intermittent compulsory education system, they do not approve that the students in the age group of 60-66-months start school, they mostly experienced problems regarding the new education system as related to students, and they developed proposals addressing problems that they encountered with students. Proposals were developed based on the findings derived from the research.