Review of Teacher Competency Studies in Turkey

The aim of this study is to review teacher competency studies conducted both in Turkey and in the world to deal with this topic from different perspectives to constitute a policy on it. To achieve the purpose a survey of literature is conducted. The studies about teacher competency in Turkey and the other countries have been searched through online databases and analyzed comparatively. As a result, it has been found out that, social and economic context of a country, and the needs of the teachers and the new trends in the world are taken into consideration when determining the competencies for teachers. Findings of this study are expected to provide a meaningful feedback for both MoNE and teacher training institutions leading to the revision of competencies set by MoNE and curricula run by teacher training institutions both in Turkey and the countries in the world.

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