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An Evaluation Based on Teachers’ and Students’ Opinions on Art Curricula in Northern and Southern Cyprus
 
 
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Near East University, Department of Educational Programs and Instruction, Nicosia, Mersin 10, TURKEY
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Fatma Miralay   

Near East University, Department of Educational Programs and Instruction, Near East Boulevard, 99138, Nicosia, Mersin 10, Turkey
Online publish date: 2017-10-11
Publish date: 2017-10-11
 
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2017;13(10):6853–6866
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This article has been presented in ICES 2017 - International Conference on Environmental Sciences & Educational Studies. This article belongs to the special issue " Interdisciplinary Research on the Environmental Education, Educational Studies in Sustainability & Instructional Technologies and Designs".
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to make an evaluation based on opinions of teachers and students on the Year 8 visual art curricula implemented at the secondary education level in both northern and southern Cyprus schools. Ten Year 8 Visual Art teachers from Northern Cyprus (n=10) and Southern Cyprus (n=13), and 1200 students from both sides participated in this research. Opinions of teachers on the visual art curricula gathered through semi-structured interview forms whereas opinions of students gathered through the “Visual Art Curriculum Evaluation Scale”. The findings of research reveal that the value given to the visual art curricula in both communities is low in terms of communal, administrative, managerial and senior managerial perspectives. Furthermore, the findings indicate that compared to Southern Cyprus, there is a further need of financial support, an update and development of the content of visual art curriculum implemented in Northern Cyprus.
 
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