A Comparative Approach to Multigrade Class Implementation: Examples of Vietnam, Peru, Sri Lanka and Colombia

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Year-Number: 2011-Volume 3, Issue 3

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This article compares and evaluates the implementation of multi-grade class teaching in Turkey with similar applications in countries such as Vietnam, Peru, Sri Lanka and Colombia. From the comparison it was revealed that all dimensions of teacher training related to the method applied in Turkey should be reviewed in detail and the related curricula should be restructured; the application should be improved; the problems of the teachers working in these schools should be solved. A review of the related literature was carried out and it was found that multi-grade class teaching was more common than had been assumed and it had an important place in first stage elementary schools in Turkey.

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Abstract

This article compares and evaluates the implementation of multi-grade class teaching in Turkey with similar applications in countries such as Vietnam, Peru, Sri Lanka and Colombia. From the comparison it was revealed that all dimensions of teacher training related to the method applied in Turkey should be reviewed in detail and the related curricula should be restructured; the application should be improved; the problems of the teachers working in these schools should be solved. A review of the related literature was carried out and it was found that multi-grade class teaching was more common than had been assumed and it had an important place in first stage elementary schools in Turkey.

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