Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1740

Full Length Research Paper

Comparative study of Turkey and Germany Life Science teaching programs

Tuncay Canbulat
  • Tuncay Canbulat
  • Department of Elementary Education, Buca Faculty of Education, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 20 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 08 June 2018
  •  Published: 10 July 2018


Comparative education studies within the perspective of globalization are seen as important studies, as they reveal the problems in education and show defective aspects of the systems applied in other countries. This way they improve the available system. The purpose of this research is to study the current curriculum of Life Science lesson within the context of four main elements comparatively. The Life Science lesson, which is assessed in the Social Studies course in many countries, is taught in Germany in a similar way as the content in Turkey. Therefore, Germany was chosen as the country for compararison. The study is a qualitative study and the data was analyzed by document review method. Document review is the examination of a text by the researcher according to various criteria. In other words, it collects records and documents related to a study and encodes and analyzes them according to a certain norm and system. The research is limited to the analysis of the current curriculum of the Life Science lessons in Turkey and Germany. The results obtained in the research will support the understanding of the Life Science Education Program in Turkey and contribute to the new studies to be carried out.

Key words: Life Science course, comparative education, basic elements of the program, Turkey, Germany.