Analyzing the 9th Grade English Curricula Between 1973-2017
Keywords:English Education Curriculum, 9th Grade English curricula , Language Teaching
In 21st century, developing communication and technology usage has increased people's interest and need for English and made English a common language in many fields such as science, culture, art, and economy. In this context, important changes have been made in English education curricula in Turkey. In this study, the curricula between the years 1973-2017 were examined and discussed within the framework of similarities and differences. In this study, the curricula were examined based on their original and official documents by using document analysis, which is one of the qualitative research methods and similarities and differences were determined. When the findings were examined, it was understood that from 1973 to 2017, students became responsible for their own learning, teachers were transformed into guides and the learning-teaching environment was tried to be created in more technological structures. It has been observed that in the curricula of 2014 and beyond, the concepts of information and communication technologies, culture and value were dominant. During the assessment process, it was observed that classical assessment methods gave way to alternative assessment methods.