Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Full Length Research Paper

Teacher recruitment in Turkey: Analysis of teacher selection exams in comparison with Revised Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives

  • Oktay Cem ADIGUZEL
  • Anadolu University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Yunusemre Campus, 26470 Eskisehir, Turkey.
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  •  Accepted: 16 October 2013
  •  Published: 10 November 2013


The purpose of the study is to analyze the content validity of Public Personnal Selection Exam (KPSS), which is used for teacher recruitment in Turkey, in accordance with the teaching profession courses and Bloom’s revised taxonomy of educational aims. For this purpose, the study was designed as a descriptive survey model. The data were obtained through document analysis. 720 questions asked in KPSS in the last six years – including 2006 – 2011 were descriptively analyzed through the analyses of these documents. The findings of the study revealed that KPSS does not sufficiently cover the teaching profession courses and has a low content validity in this sense. In addition, the findings of the study showed that the questions in the exam measure cognitive processes and knowledge aspects of Bloom’s revised taxonomy at minimal rates. In conclusion, the content validity of KPSS, which is used for teacher recruitment in Turkey, was ascertained as low and some suggestions were made in order to raise the level of content validity of the exam.

Key words: Bloom’s revised taxonomy on educational objectives, public personnel selection exam, teacher recruitment in turkey, teaching profession courses, Turkey.