The main purpose of this study is to investigate teachers’ views about the application of secondary Physics curriculum (9, 10, and 11 grade) whose application had been started from 2008 to 2009 academic years and gradually extended to other grades. The study is a descriptive survey for determining the situation. In the study, a scanning model has been used. Sample of the study consists of 82 Physics teachers who have participated in an in-service training program organized in 2011 at Ankara City (from central Anatolia in Turkey) to present secondary Physics course curriculum. “Physics course curriculum scale”, a five scale likert-type measuring tool, had been used for data collection. During the analysis of the data, to show sub-dimensions and overall scores, median had been used for education level grouping whereas mean-standard deviation has been used for other variables. Results of the study revealed that rating of the teachers to overall application of the Physics curriculum at school and classroom environment is slightly above average; the mean of the scale is 55.2 over 100. At the end of the study, it has been revealed that views of the teachers about the application of the program at the school and classroom environment from the points of teachers and students, teacher-wise application of the program has a higher mean than student-wise application, also teachers’ views have been differentiated in terms of application level of the program at the school and classroom environment from the points of the students. Regarding the application of overall program at school and classroom environment, there is no differentiation in terms of gender, education level, length of service, and socio-economic status of the school variables. Views of the teachers differentiated according to the participated in an in-service training program previously variable.
Key words: Physics teacher views, secondary Physics curriculum, application of Physics program.
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