Evaluation of the curriculum of the teaching in the multigrade classrooms course: Participatory evaluation approach

Karaçoban F., Karakuş M.

Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, vol.12, no.1, pp.84-99, 2022 (ESCI)


This study aims to evaluate a curriculum designed for a course as “Teaching in Multigrade Classrooms” available in pre-service teacher education by using participatory evaluation approach. The case study, one of the qualitative research designs, was used in the study. The participants of the study consisted of the teacher candidates who studied as the senior students majoring in Primary School Teaching at a state university in the Eastern Mediterranean region and taking the Teaching in Multigrade Classrooms course, and one of the researchers who implemented the curriculum as well as an observer participating in the implementation process of the relevant curriculum. Observation, interview, and document analysis were used to collect data. The data were inductively and deductively analyzed. As a result, it was decided through this study that the curriculum developed was applicable and could meet the requirements emerging in the context of the current situation, contributing to teacher candidates personally and professionally.