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It is proposed that the education system should be evaluated by relying on views of branch teachers about changes in the Turkish Education System by discussing these effects from a scientific background. In this research, a qualitative approach was adopted so that the issue can be examined thoroughly. In this research, the phenomenological pattern was employed. This study is negotiated with 6 Social Studies teachers who are working in secondary schools in the province of Sivas (Turkey). Participants are indicated by using the criteria sampling from purposeful sampling. All of the interviews were recorded on a tape recorder throughout the research. Line by line analysis was employed to describe the opinions expressed clearly and directly or those implied in an indirect manner by the participants based on the aim of the study without manipulating them. Inductive descriptive analysis, content analysis and the constant comparison technique were used in the interpretation of the interview data. As a result of the interview data analysis two basic themes emerged: 1, General findings for the new Turkish Education System and 2, The findings related to the situations/events in the area of Social Studies education with the new Turkish Education System.
Key words: New Turkish Education System, education system, Social Studies, social studies education.
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