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Contemporary Approaches in Education

Edited By Kevin Norley, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Hasan Arslan

Contemporary Approaches in Education presents papers of the Fifth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Sixth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey. The contributions deal with a wide range of educational issues, namely teaching and learning, educational policy and school psychology.
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The Issue of Teacher Training in Vocational Technical Education in Turkey


Abstract The vocational technical education started to develop worldwide after the Industrial Revolution. In today’s world, too, it is essential to ascertain the importance of vocational technical education and to preserve it so as to contribute to the development of the communities, to produce efficient and high quality work, and also to protect national sources. It is highly significant to train teachers in vocational technical education in order for them to get the necessary qualifications. It is also important to adapt the education program so that the students get the essential information and skills. The vocational technical education, which is very important in Turkey, has raised a number of problems about the teacher training system and, therefore, it is necessary to find solutions in order to solve these problems. What the vocational technical education is and why it is necessary are questions that have been answered in this study. The problem of teacher training in vocational technical education has been discussed in a historical perspective. Besides this, the decision of closing these faculties has been assessed in this study by discussing the importance of teacher training in vocational technical education and, finally, by making suggestions for solving this problem.

Keywords: Vocational technical education, teacher training, faculties of education.


A great number of changes that affected vocational technical education occurred after the Industrial Revolution. Since families could not fulfill their educational and productive duty to society, the schools were expected to do...

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